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Re: overmedicating depression and masking the true self [Re: Rich57] #386359
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Yes I feel that maybe it is easier to deal with a patient who is drugged up, saves on time talking. For that reason, I didn't take probably 99% of prescriptions given to me, I just was in hell. I mean, it was a real hell at least.

And anyway, there are some scary meds out there where if you stop taking them abruptly the risk of suicide is pretty high. The warnings for the meds stops me every time.

I do think that if anyone is on depression meds or anything else and wants to stop them, they should really tell their doctor so that they can be stopped in a safe way.

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Re: overmedicating depression and masking the true self [Re: Miranda] #396202
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Originally Posted By: Miranda
this article is really trying to drive home the idea that "making yourself easy to live with" might not be in your best interests.

What the take home message is here, is that blunting your feelings and shoving them down just to get by and get along isn't a "best practice" for living a full and healthy life. It's not what we're designed for and it's not authentic. Prescribing these medications has become just another dysfunctional coping strategy right up there with hitting the bottle and kicking the dog.

Unfortunately the other path requires so much self control, wisdom, guidance and self reflection that most folks never get there, and most doctors aren't equipped to help them.


I think that people sometimes need to go through stages of personal growth and "making yourself easy to live with " can be a necessary stage.
It is in AlAnon

Re: overmedicating depression and masking the true self [Re: Jedi Knight] #396217
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Originally Posted By: Miranda
this article is really trying to drive home the idea that "making yourself easy to live with" might not be in your best interests.

What the take home message is here, is that blunting your feelings and shoving them down just to get by and get along isn't a "best practice" for living a full and healthy life. It's not what we're designed for and it's not authentic. Prescribing these medications has become just another dysfunctional coping strategy right up there with hitting the bottle and kicking the dog.

Unfortunately the other path requires so much self control, wisdom, guidance and self reflection that most folks never get there, and most doctors aren't equipped to help them.


I think that people sometimes need to go through stages of personal growth and "making yourself easy to live with " can be a necessary stage.
It is in AlAnon


I am not sure that can be a stage. Shoving down one's feelings is not healthy. But neither is vomiting one's feelings all over everyone either.

This that Miranda said above, >>Unfortunately the other path requires so much self control, wisdom, guidance and self reflection that most folks never get there, and most doctors aren't equipped to help them.>>>

Is spot on to me.

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