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Posted 6/7/14
Like so many wrongs, ADHD diagnosis took time to reach its current state of prevalence. The DSM is flawed in my opinion. It leads in mistreatment. Human nature is to choose the simplest explanation for an observed pattern. It's easy when you're a busy parent and to take a disruptive ill behaved and place the child in the easiest category possible. I am more confident in DSM's handling of mood disorders. From the chemical in balances that mostly disrupt the serotonin in the brain. Group therapy prevails based on cognitive behavioral principles. You have to give your doctor the best description you can for whatever is bothering you. Give them all your medical history as well. Rather, before taking any kind of medication start trying to improve diet, exercise more, reduce harmful habits, sleep more, practice your passion, or invest in a fulfilling relationship. One of the hardest things to do is to keep the big picture in mind.

Posted 6/7/14
Very risky. The public is all too misinformed when it comes to depression. They are retarded when it comes to neuroscience. Psychology failures who lump all mental issues into one thing labeled "crazy."

To those who need some enlightenment, why is Googling depression so hard or to speak to a doctor about it? It's not some attention getting behavioral mechanism. It's a very serious problem with the brain. A physical problem within the brain. One that you don't just cure or talk someone out of. It's life threatening and can take an ordinary, healthy life and utterly destroy it.

So the next time you want to belittle depression sufferers, just remember; it can happen to you, and that would serve to give you a dose of reality. A very bitter and rude awakening to the dark side of the human psyche. Depression can suck you down into an abyss of negativity and insurmountable suffering which a predominantly joyful mind can't possibly fathom. If you escaped the depression, you'd possibly have a newly found respect for the disease and those who suffer it, especially without deserving it.

Thank you.
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I'm always hyperactive active, no need to take Anti-Depressant.
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I took some for anxiety, and they did help. I've since stopped taking them because I was feeling a lot better. I still suffer from anxiety but at the time they were prescribed to me, it was extremely debilitating. I would take them again if I felt it was needed.
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Posted 6/7/14

Anticosm wrote:

Very risky. The public is all too misinformed when it comes to depression. They are retarded when it comes to neuroscience. Psychology failures who lump all mental issues into one thing labeled "crazy."

To those who need some enlightenment, why is Googling depression so hard or to speak to a doctor about it? It's not some attention getting behavioral mechanism. It's a very serious problem with the brain. A physical problem within the brain. One that you don't just cure or talk someone out of. It's life threatening and can take an ordinary, healthy life and utterly destroy it.

So the next time you want to belittle depression sufferers, just remember; it can happen to you, and that would serve to give you a dose of reality. A very bitter and rude awakening to the dark side of the human psyche. Depression can suck you down into an abyss of negativity and insurmountable suffering which a predominantly joyful mind can't possibly fathom. If you escaped the depression, you'd possibly have a newly found respect for the disease and those who suffer it, especially without deserving it.

Thank you.
well said!

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What a nice rant.
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What a nice rant.


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I took seroquel for a month before I said no more... It made me feel like a zombie (spacing out at work and such)... I was on wellbutrin last year and it made me feel irritable and snappy at my husband. I stopped after 3 months. I am on Celexia now and it's helping. It helps me with stress. I have IBS so stress makes it hard to digest and eat foods I want to eat. I have depression and anxiety. I am not usually wanting to take meds unless the side effects aren't bad. If I don't feel tired on them or depressed, then I am happy about taking them. I take my meds at night so I get more sleep and less likely to be drowsy.
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I can't remember if it was Genedon or Seroquel that made me feel drugged up. Either way, I not taking any of those anymore.

What is IBS?



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Posted 6/7/14
Can't you like take a break and come back with new thoughts. GO on a vaca.
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They don't help anyone to my knowledge.


They help me. I was mentally ill for years. I had pulled knives on my family, and tried to kill myself. I went to a mental hospital, and even that didn't help all that much. My parents refused to put me on medication for the longset time, but it was really the worst thing they could have done.

I take an anti-depressant and an anti-psychotic. I am able to live a normal life thanks to these medications I am on. Contrary to popular belief, these aren't happy pills. They don't make you a mindless zombie. They help your brain secrete adequate levels of seratonin, which a difficiency of is what causes clinical depression.

In other words, they help your brain work normally. On these mefications, I am still me, I just have normal brain function as opposed to a malfunctioning one.
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In most cases, they do more harm than good. I had some issues with depression when I was younger, but found ways to cope with it without the use of medication. I helped a few friends through some pretty rough stuff because of those stupid pills. Their issues were only exacerbated by idiot doctors willing to prescribe medications for anything and everything. Pills controlled their lives and all of them suffered because of it. I lost someone very important to me when I was 11. We never figured out the reason behind her suicide, but we think she stopped taking her anti-depressants and found death to be the best option.

Pills have caused me a lot of trouble in the past. Sure, there are instances where they can help people. But I have seen them cause too much trouble and destroy too many lives for me to ever advocate the use of them. There are healthier options for numerous ailments and conditions than medicine. In an age where we have a pill for everything, people are far too eager to trust doctors and pop a pill or ten on a daily basis. I am not saying medicine in general is bad (thank you science for allergy medicine), but people need to ease up on the pills and find solutions instead of suppressing the problem and associated symptoms.
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They help me. I was mentally ill for years. I had pulled knives on my family, and tried to kill myself. I went to a mental hospital, and even that didn't help all that much. My parents refused to put me on medication for the longset time, but it was really the worst thing they could have done.

I take an anti-depressant and an anti-psychotic. I am able to live a normal life thanks to these medications I am on. Contrary to popular belief, these aren't happy pills. They don't make you a mindless zombie. They help your brain secrete adequate levels of seratonin, which a difficiency of is what causes clinical depression.

In other words, they help your brain work normally. On these mefications, I am still me, I just have normal brain function as opposed to a malfunctioning one.

What is "normal"? I'd rather hire a professional to remake the kitchen than read a do it yourself book.
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Posted 6/7/14
I have been diagnosed with depression. I don't take medication, I don't really want to ( I want to know more about happy pills? ) Anti-depressants sure as hell should not be over-the-counter, depression is an actual mental problem. It's not something you suddenly get from lack of a romantic relationship, folks.
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Posted 6/7/14 , edited 6/7/14
I haven't ever taken meds, but I had a friend with bipolar (she's fine; we're just not really in touch anymore). By the end of a few years of treatment, she was on about 8 different meds. She eventually started going to a new psychiatrist, and this person also had a Masters in pharmacology. They told her that several of the meds she was on were cancelling out the the effects of several others (in a way that wasn't beneficial), so they weaned her off of several, and it was overall better for her.

My point is, while meds should definitely be dispensed by a psychiatrist, not all psychs are equal.
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