posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 01:23 PM
Scientology is definitely not a credible source.
Anyway I have to say that my impressions of SSRI's and other drugs of this sort (like anti-pscyhotics) really creep me out. Very negative. However, I
think that people who want them should be allowed to have them. I don't think they should ever be forced on someone unless there's an obvious link to
violence. By "obvious" I mean they say they want to hurt people. Even better, they have a history of low impulse control and physical outbursts. But
make sure that it's clear. I had a case almost a decade ago where my sister misheard something I said and thought I said I wanted to hurt someone. I
had to go through the mess that came after. I don't remember saying it. I know that I don't have a bad bone in my body and never ever have wanted to
hurt anyone. I'm selfish, sure. I don't get along with others well. I'm very opinionated. Can get angry. But I digress.
We have to be careful about pigeon-holing people. *sigh*
There's some research that shows up to 40% of people do not respond to drugs even though they experience depression. Some rare studies paint an even
This is one of those rare studies:
abcnews.go.com - Study:
Antidepressants, Placebos Near Equally Effective...
My approach to all this has always been to look at how somebody is living. If I believe their living circumstances are causing thep problem then
that's what I think should be corrected. HOwever, I know that what I think can be wrong and is just my opinion. I also know that many things about a
lifestyle can't be changed easily. There's a lot in this world that's not easily changed.
I've had issues in my life. I think I have OCPD as well. I've made some bad choices. If I hadn't been resistant to the notion of psychotropic drugs,
I'd probably be on them. I have vowed to live my life as natural as I can and to stay away from drugs. It's a challenge. More than that, I want my
mental freedoms to be natural. So far in my life, I've felt bittersweet. I do not feel as though I require drugs. What others think is their
prerogative. My philosophy is that there're many roads in life and not all of them have to be brightly lit and happy. I will keep on trucking and
learn what I can.
Having said hte above, I -am- a coffee drinker. Maybe I'm a druggie after all. Maybe so. Maybe I have mild ADHD and compensate with coffee. But I've
had sequences in my life where I've felt great and wasn't drinking coffee. And I know a heck of a lot of people that're coffee drinkers too.
But ya I have problems. Don't want to be high and mighty.
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