We might properly ask whether the sickness [...] should be seen as a by-product of a person's spiritual growth, of a process aimed at revealing to the sick initiate the heavenly - respectivly, his inner - world.
Muddy Fox wrote:I don't think there is an all encompassing answer as we are all unique and one person's trigger to anxiety and depression will be totally different to the next. Some people have naturally higher coping capabilties, so what could be trivial to you or I is a major challenge for them and vice versa.
Al Hakim wrote:How to administer antidepressive drugs is a science in itself. In fact, nobody can foresee possible side-effects. Why should a chemical substance that is designed to affect this or that nucleus in your brain stop affecting adjacent centers that have different tasks?
So, most what we know about the effect of anti-depressants stems from experimental research: Try and error.
So far to the problems concerning third persons. If you yourself have suffered from a mental illness and have been healed by drugs be aware that your positive feeling can just be another face of your disease rather than a full recovery. In such an euphoric mood many patients tend to stop taking their medicines because they feel healthy. But they are not - and they will be in for the next depression soon.
As a consequence: Mental problems are caused by a malfunction of the underlying organ - the brain. That implies: Patients can not rely on what they consider as normal or not. (I hope the so-called healthy individuals can) They have to rely on other opinions, those of psychiatrists. We all hope that they are taking their business and responsibility serious.
andromeda wrote:I had relatives that suffered from mental health problems. The bottom line is that pill for mental problems are like pain killers, they mask the problem momentarily and they have very nasty side effects, some of the irreversible
andromeda wrote:If some treatments are given for short periods of time (max a month) when the person is experiencing heightened trauma, they could be potentially helpfull at giving few days of breathing space
Aphritha wrote:Ironically, I read this post while going through a panic attack...
They suck, but I'm used to them at this point. My chest hurts and I can't stop shaking, but I'm well aware of what's going on and I know I'm not going to die(alot of people who aren't used to them claim to feel like they're having a heart attack and are going to die). I've got medicine I can take for them, but being as its not a daily thing anymore, I find they do more harm than good. I can take a pill and feel mentally better within an hour, but then I risk losing my lunch and will certainly be dizzy and have to lay down for a good while.
I wonder if part of the reason we have such a frequency of mental illness nowadays(I think I know more people who are or are 'supposed to' be on meds than who aren't)is because of a lack of support for one another.(At least, as far as American culture goes. I can't speak for other countries) A very good friend of mine is from Mali Africa and say "back home we don't have this depression, and panic attacks". They're also alot more supportive there, she tells me. If you have a child, someone in your family will certainly watch it for you if you need to go to work/the doctor/the store/etc. If you are thirsty, you can knock on someone's door and request a drink, and you will get one. If you are eating alone somewhere, someone will join you. I can just imagine doing that here...probably end in pepper spray. We have charities and programs to help when you're hungry, or underprivledged, but sad? If you're sad, go take a pill and watch some TV, you'll feel better shortly. We don't take time to deal with sad. Or stressed. Or any sort of affliction that exists in the mind...Ironically, this sometimes ends in people coming after the physical programs...the depression kicks in and the job suffers, resulting in less cash, resulting in seeking out programs to help with the bills....
If you can bring yourself to do relaxation techniques and conscious breathing, it might be possible to overcome your panic attacks totaly
Breathing consciously changes the stress and brain cycle
andromeda wrote:I manage my health with cyrstals and herbs
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