Sunday, December 15, 2019

Comments by NotCrazyAfterAllTheseYears

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  • Criminals do not regard any law. They will find a way to get their hands on whatever weapon they choose. There have been more “mass killings” with other weapons that people have chosen – including airplanes, cars, trucks, knives, bombs, etc.
    An AR 15 is not an assault weapon. It may look like one but it is not “fully automatic” as the media would like us believe. It is one shot per pull of the trigger like any hand gun.

  • “Researchers are now claiming they can diagnose depression based on the color and saturation of photos in your Instagram feed and predict manic episodes based on your Facebook status updates”

    Just outrageous – they can’t even get inside people’s heads and find out if the problem you have with noisy neighbors is real. My situation lasted over a year. I signed myself in because I couldn’t take it any more. The doctor had a conflict of interest because he knew the landlord. Don’tcha know I HAD to be having psychoses so the landlord wouldn’t have to kick out the problem tenant even though other neighbors were having problems, too. They never ask WHY people do or say things. There is a story in the book by William Glasser about a girl others were convinced had one diagnosis – but the girl eventually started talking one word at a time. Turns out her father raped her. Like I say, no doctor can get inside your head and know what your experience was. They shouldn’t be handing out diagnoses like they do. There is an “assumption of guilt” and the psychiatrist, for the “mental patient” is judge and jury.

  • Trump is so wrong on this. These people write manifestos laying out their plans. They are not mentally ill. They are cold and calculating. A sociopath, maybe, a psychopath, maybe, but like Robert Hare says, “Psychopaths are not disoriented or out of touch with reality, nor do they experience the delusions, hallucinations, or intense subjective distress that characterize most other mental disorders. Unlike psychotic individuals, psychopaths are rational and aware of what they are doing and why. Their behavior is the result of choice, freely exercised.”

  • Indeed. It has always bothered me that they say (any) mental illness is “inherited”. Some are from traumatic experiences, and some are even learned behaviors (and they can’t tell the difference between inherited or learned if they never ask). Psychiatry would have said I’d inherited my mother’s “mental illness” – but it was a learned behavior. When I was very young, she used to avoid relatives in stores, and say “We have to get out of here”…I picked up on her fear, and repeated the behavior as I grew older. When I was around 40, I realized that it was irrational for me to be doing that. There was never any reason for us to be avoiding relatives other than my mother’s extreme dislike of my father’s side of the family. The anxiety I experienced even as an adult never went away, even though I was able to change my behavior.

  • Totally agree. And it’s not just about involuntary hospitalization. Doctors think they can treat emotionally disturbed patients (I don’t call it “mental illness) any way they want.
    I have been involuntarily “admitted” once, but another time the doctor lied to me about voluntary admissions. He said I could go home if I felt better the next morning (I was having trouble dealing with a situation going on in my life). Little did I know that with this particular unit, once you voluntarily admitted yourself, they kept you for two weeks – no exceptions. Betrayal doesn’t begin to cover what I felt. I had no time to make arrangements for care for my pets, no time to prepare for hospitalization. No toothbrush, no toothpaste, no changes of clothing. And when you get out, you have a lot of stress playing “catch up with life” like bills, accumulated mail, etc. If you’re held for a hearing, you’re kept in isolation and staff doesn’t listen to you, they manipulate you. They don’t listen to you about non-prescription meds that you need. Every physical illness you have is called into question. Having to ask to sign agreements 3 times and waiting for HOURS before getting a response. That’s not “medicine” It’s emotional abuse.

  • They gave me anti-depressants as a “prophylactic” for nearly daily migraines. I did end up with depression in addition to the migraines, but it took me a long time to figure out their “chemical imbalance” was nonsense and that the depression was due to the excruciating chronic pain – and that is a pretty normal reaction. The anti-depressants did not help the migraines or the depression one bit.

  • I was fortunate to be able to avoid the antipsychotics, though the psychiatrists did try to get me on them. Weaned myself off Sinequan when they were going to raise it the last time. It wasn’t helping and I decided I’d had enough. I had enough of the different dosages when they kept raising it to reverse the process. Fortunately I had no problems. Doc prescribed the stronger form of Neurontin and I tried it once. I’m sure some people would enjoy the buzzy feeling for 8 hours, but not me. Never again. It sounds like Abilify is harder to get off of than pain meds. Are there any numbers regarding how many people abuse psychiatric drugs?