The Positives of AntiDepressants

The Positives of AntiDepressants

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“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#1 Jan 21, 2014
Hopefully, we can have a positive and supportive discussion here about the effects of drug treatment for several types of mental illness. Anyone going through a breakdown and treatment needs all the help they can get. The side effects can be brutal, and the adjustment period long and full of suffering. All of it is worth it, because recovery is bliss.

Since: Jan 14

Roseburg, OR

#2 Jan 22, 2014
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
Hopefully, we can have a positive and supportive discussion here about the effects of drug treatment for several types of mental illness. Anyone going through a breakdown and treatment needs all the help they can get. The side effects can be brutal, and the adjustment period long and full of suffering. All of it is worth it, because recovery is bliss.
Hi DME. I am doing fine. I want to thank you and everyone on our old forum. If it wasn't for you guys, I would not be as successful as I am. The support you have given me is priceless. I'll try to get some of our other regulars to come to this site. I would love to keep "paying it forward."

Since: Jun 13

King Of Prussia, PA

#3 Jan 23, 2014
Hey! What happened? I was so sad when I found out the thread was removed. It helped me so much! I will try to remember other usernames from the previous board.

“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#4 Jan 23, 2014
Hi everyone. I can't believe they took us down. I hope everyone is doing good. Thank you DME for the message. I hope the others find us.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#5 Jan 23, 2014
WHEW!! You guys rock!! Thank you so much for coming here and please contact anyone you can from the old thread to come over here, too. I can't tell you how relieved I am to see y'all here.

“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#6 Jan 23, 2014
I tried to type in just Zoloft and anything pertaining to it is missing.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#7 Jan 23, 2014
DeniseT wrote:
I tried to type in just Zoloft and anything pertaining to it is missing.
Yeah, I noticed that, too.

“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#8 Jan 24, 2014
I really don't like that our old thread is gone. I can't find any of the people that we use to communicate with. This is horrible. I am wondering if you should put in a trouble ticket.

Since: Jun 13

Glenside, PA

#9 Jan 24, 2014
DeniseT wrote:
I really don't like that our old thread is gone. I can't find any of the people that we use to communicate with. This is horrible. I am wondering if you should put in a trouble ticket.
I can't believe that it is either. I don't think it could've been reported or anything right? Because its been up for so long... I guess this could be the new safety blanket for people.

“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#10 Jan 25, 2014
Summer06 wrote:
<quoted text>I can't believe that it is either. I don't think it could've been reported or anything right? Because its been up for so long... I guess this could be the new safety blanket for people.
We shouldn't have been reported. We weren't trying to sell any meds we were just here to help each other. Nobody was acting like a dr. We were just talking about our experiences what helped is what didn't help. If we had a down day we were here for each other. Nothing ever negative. I hope the others find us.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#11 Jan 25, 2014
DeniseT wrote:
<quoted text>
We shouldn't have been reported. We weren't trying to sell any meds we were just here to help each other. Nobody was acting like a dr. We were just talking about our experiences what helped is what didn't help. If we had a down day we were here for each other. Nothing ever negative. I hope the others find us.
I think that since they took the entire forum down and not just our thread, topix's liability is an issue. I agree that we were very careful about suggesting everyone talks to their doc before trying anything we suggested, but that was not true for most of the other threads on the forum. From their (topix) position, it is just easier to stop all and any discussions that could in anyway lead to a problem for anyone. I just hope nobody died or relapsed due to bad advice they heeded on any of the threads on that forum.
Y'all know how I feel about the importance of a thread like this. For me, it is the only way I can "give back" to the world of Mental Health and the advent of SSRI's, satisfactorily. I see no reason why this thread won't work. It is actually more accessible than the old one was and I truly believe that "if we build it, they will come", so to speak. As long as one of us posts something everyday, the thread will appear on the list of available discussions in the Health Forum.
Again, thanks so much to you all for following me here. I absolutely cannot do this alone.
You guys rock!

“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#12 Jan 25, 2014
I know this thread was a life saver for me. For a long time I thought I was the only one and that nobody understood what I was going through. I thought I was going crazy. Then one day I came across this thread and found that I wasn't the only one. Just posting on the thread really helped me even when I was having an episode it helped me relax and regroup.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#15 Jan 25, 2014
HumanSpirit wrote:
APA Admits there is no test for "chemical imbalance"
American Psychiatric Association admitted it lied to the American Public
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp...
Biopsychiatry Illuminated
THE CANDLELIGHT PROJECT
by Bob Collier
29 September 2003
Issue 61
There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"
"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."
"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."
"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."
Read the complete article, There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"
by Eaton T. Fores, at the Eaton T. Fores Research Center:
http://www.etfrc.com/ChemicalImbalances.htm
http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...
THIS IS A TROLL! DO NOT FEED THE TROLL AND IT WILL GO AWAY.

Hi Guys.
I forgot about this douchebag. It lasted on "How Long" for about 2 days a few years ago. It has been on every thread on the Zoloft/Sertraline forum as well. Seems to get its rocks off by scaring people who are already down. Please, please, please just it ignore it. It thrives on attention and dies if it is ignored. Just one sick dude who wants everyone else to be just as sick or sicker than it is.

Since: Jan 14

Roseburg, OR

#16 Jan 26, 2014
Hi everyone. It has been three months now on my current dosage 100mg of sertraline. Very little tightness in the chest and life is good. I have been able to get myself on a new schedule of keeping my new house clean and enjoying the company of my family. Every day seems to get better and better. Still need to work on some personal issues but with the medication I know that I will get those worked out soon.
For those of you who are new to the medication, just want to let you know that it took a long time for me to get to this point (over a year of increasing the dosage from 25 to 50 to 75 to 100) but it is will worth it. You need to be very patient with this medication and also to have a good relationship with your doctor.

“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#17 Jan 27, 2014
christym8 wrote:
Hi everyone. It has been three months now on my current dosage 100mg of sertraline. Very little tightness in the chest and life is good. I have been able to get myself on a new schedule of keeping my new house clean and enjoying the company of my family. Every day seems to get better and better. Still need to work on some personal issues but with the medication I know that I will get those worked out soon.
For those of you who are new to the medication, just want to let you know that it took a long time for me to get to this point (over a year of increasing the dosage from 25 to 50 to 75 to 100) but it is will worth it. You need to be very patient with this medication and also to have a good relationship with your doctor.
I am so happy to hear you are feeling much better. I have been on Z since October 1, 2013 started at 50 mg then upped to 100mg on November 23, 2013. I am feeling much better I am more able to control my anxiety the only thing is I still get the flutters in my chest but the dr says that will go away.
Good luck and continued success.

“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#20 Jan 27, 2014
Another troll

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#21 Jan 27, 2014
DeniseT wrote:
Another troll
Nope, same one, and it has been reported to topix as being abusive. It should be banned within a few days. You can speed up the process by reporting it as abusive as well. They'll ban its ip so it will never be allowed to contribute to topix from that computer again. All you have to do is click on the "Report Abuse" icon at the top of the comment next to "Judge it".

“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#25 Jan 27, 2014
Thanks DME. Done
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#26 Jan 27, 2014
What science is there to the Mental Health Industry?

The mental health and the pharmaceutical industry has been creating mentally compromised people and bilking the Government.

1. There no evidence that depression can be seen by any imaging device.

Can Brain Scans See Depression?

Snip from the article:

After almost 30 years, researchers have not developed any standardized tool for diagnosing or treating psychiatric disorders based on imaging studies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/health/psyc...
__________

2. There is no specific genes associated with depression:

Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones.

The Economist

Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones. In a nutshell: the new genetics will reveal much less than hoped about how to cure disease, and much more than feared about human evolution and inequality, including genetic differences between classes, ethnicities and races.

http://www.newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid...

About five years ago, genetics researchers became excited about new methods for “genome-wide association studies”(GWAS). We already knew from twin, family and adoption studies that all human traits are heritable: genetic differences explain much of the variation between individuals. We knew the genes were there; we just had to find them. Companies such as Illumina and Affymetrix produced DNA chips that allowed researchers to test up to 1m genetic variants for their statistical association with specific traits. America’s National Institutes of Health and Britain’s Wellcome Trust gave huge research grants for gene-hunting. Thousands of researchers jumped on the GWAS bandwagon. Lab groups formed and international research consortia congealed. The quantity of published GWAS research has soared.
In 2010, GWAS fever will reach its peak.
Dozens of papers will report specific genes associated with almost every imaginable trait—intelligence, personality, religiosity, sexuality, longevity, economic risk-taking, consumer preferences, leisure interests and political attitudes. The
data are already collected, with DNA samples from large populations already measured for these traits. It’s just a matter of doing the statistics and writing up the papers for Nature Genetics. The gold rush is on throughout the leading behaviour-genetics centres in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Boulder and Brisbane.
GWAS researchers will, in public, continue trumpeting their successes to science journalists and Science magazine. They will reassure Big Pharma and the grant agencies that GWAS will identify the genes that explain most of the variation in heart disease, cancer, obesity, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and ageing itself. Those genes will illuminate the biochemical pathways underlying disease, which will yield new genetic tests and blockbuster drugs. Keep holding your breath for a golden age of health, happiness and longevity.

snip:

They simply have not been delivering the goods.

http://www.newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid...

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“Anxiety doesn't define me!”

Since: Jun 13

Delaware

#27 Jan 27, 2014
I slept 3 hours feel like I slept 9. This is the second day of this. That's ok though have had a lot on my mind. Plus I sleep funny when it is Mother Nature time.

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