Friday, December 6, 2019

Comments by mike.smith14

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  • Great concise article as always!

    I think it’s worth adding that the fear of withdrawal effects and/or the experience of withdrawal effects are a major reason why people don’t want to come off.

    I also want to add that I have experienced the same things you quoted from other patents as far as it being a “chemical imbalance.” I will say that part of what they (the psychiatrists/doctors) are saying is true. I think it is generally agreed upon that mental health issues arise and correspond to a real physical brain etiology. So let’s make sure that we are being honest and saying there is a physical “problem” but it’s being very over simplified.

  • I really don’t think this is gender specific. I am a male and I have experienced the same thing. Therapists have invalidated my anger. And I don’t think it’s ok for “white men” to shoot up public spaces. I truly find that women have embraced the false notion that their anger is unacceptable and that they are not “allowed” to display it. I am not saying you haven’t experienced this or that your therapist hasn’t invalidate your anger but I think you are perpetuating a myth that what you are talking about it gender specific. Anyway, I enjoyed reading your article

  • Just because this celebrity comes out and says it helped him doesn’t mean we should all flock to psychotherapy. I have been going to psychotherapy (seen the best in the world) for 15 years now (half my life) and I feel have steadily gotten worse. By worse, I mean I am more mentally unstable and feel worse about myself and am objectively lower functioning. I don’t know how much of this is on me as I would be on this path regardless or maybe therapy has helped me not to steer off the deep end but if I were to guess, it hasn’t really made a big difference. It’s a friend to talk to and they usually reinforce what you think. It becomes a dependency. And an expensive one in that! I am not saying I endorse the biomedical model but just because this celebrity says in a few interviews how powerful it has been for him, it’s disingenuous for therapists to say “see, I told you.” Who knows, he could be going thru a “manic” phase.