Originally posted by SaturnFX
Originally posted by (C2C)
reply to post by SaturnFX
Yeah maybe we should let the medication destory and dumb down the entire population, that way the ones who stay away from medication can inherit the earth as the darwinian approach would suggest.
Nah, im all about helping people. Who do you think educates the doctors!? People think that doctors are so smart just because they have a degree. Just because you have a degree does not mean you are smart because the people who taught you could have givin you all the wrong information thereby making your degree worthless and you not very smart.
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[edit on 21-2-2010 by (C2C)]
Heres the deal...my mother has to take about 20 pills a day due to a bunch of issues.
She once got tired of taking all these pills daily and stopped..seems she talked to some herbalist conspiracy nut that said the meds were making her unhealthy and was all crap...to drop them all and use the right diet of natural products
a month later she suffered a heart attack...she lived, barely. Seems the lack of meds caused all sorts of issues with her that took her over a year to recover.
She now takes her meds and although suffers fatigue from the mix, she is alive and sharp. 6 years later from the attack and still kicking...luckily that loon didnt kill her else there would potentially be two deaths.
So, I say once again...take the meds if you want...or dont, but know the consequences. You can simply trust the docs (and if they knowingly screw you up, you make millions through malpractice suits), or trust some crackpots saying smart people arent smart because you dont believe meds help. Make sure to get all your arrangements for your funeral and such beforehand.
Originally posted by amazing
reply to post by devilishlyangelic23
There can be a fine line though with some of these mental illnesses. A serious chemical imbalance can not be cured with therapy alone.
Originally posted by devilishlyangelic23
reply to post by noonebutme
you're trying to compare organ transplants, to mental illness. they just arent in the same category. i was in group therapy for over a year. i saw several people that were able to make WAY better progress with their recovery using therapy than the medications.
Eating Alices Cookie didnt take me to Wanderland. Stop telling people to avoid medication!!!
This first part is an open statement to those people that are telling other members to not take their medication or who are recommending that other members do not trust their doctor or mental health care proffesionals:
STOP IT!!! IT IS COMPLETELY IRRESPONSIBLE TO DO THIS. YOU ARE NOT PROFFESIONALS IN THIS AREA, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DICTATE WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE TAKING AND YOU MAY BE CAUSING OTHERS HARM AND IN SOME CASES, THEIR SUICIDES....SO STOP IT PLEASE
Originally posted by Crito
Reminds me of the story about that guy who heard a voice telling him to kill his son Issac. Lets see, what was that guy's name... oh, yeah, that's right, it was Abraham. All three of the world's major religious cults (Christian, Muslim and Jewish) were started by him. What a frickin' nut job that guy was. If only they had Prozac in Ur, Iraq circa 3500 B.C.
Originally posted by byteshertz
reply to post by broli
You can remain ignorant to the fact that without modern medication life expectancy would be much less and most people you know would already be dead. Yes these are companies that rip people off and dont care about their well being but that does not mean all their products don't work. Just like when you fill up on gas at a servo the gas companies dont care about you either but it doesnt mean all their products are useless!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
reply to post by (C2C)
This is the exact kind of thing Im talking about. Someone that is ignorant to the fact of the capabilities of medication, simply because you are self absorbed in some kind of conspiracy theory behind the pharmaceutical companies.
I did not cure myself through thoughts and mind, I battled through 5 years of it before I got proper help, thoughts didnt help me there at all, and it wasnt until I started taking medication and started seeing a psychiatrist, that I got better.