Sunday, August 18, 2019

Comments by mike.smith14

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  • 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.