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I love @chancetherapper, but this is some bullshit. There is nothing wrong with being prescribed (non-addictive) medication. Before I was prescribed an SSRI, my therapist encouraged me to do basically all of these things. Guess what? I was so depressed I barely ate let alone showered or had the energy to work out. Sometimes you need medication to get you to a baseline in order to start doing the basic things on this list. Of course there are problems with Big Pharma. Should benzos be prescribed for anxiety? Hell no. Does the pharmecutical industry do it anyway for a profit? Duh. But that doesn’t mean that carefully monitored medication in addition to talk therapy isn’t extremely beneficial for many mental disorders. Discouraging people to seek help and telling them to eat more fruit and work out just increases the stigma surrounding mental illness. #endrant#mentalillness#medication#bigpharma#therapy
After a wonderful weekend retreat, I'm back at the hospital. This is the Thymatron System used in Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). During the procedure, a patient is given general anesthesia and a muscle relaxant. Electrodes are applied to the scalp and an ultra brief pulse of electricity is delivered. This electrical stimulation causes a brief seizure. The seizure is controlled with medications so the body doesn't move (preventing any musculoskeletal damage). The seizure on average lasts about 30 to 45 seconds. After the treatment is concluded, the patient will slowly awaken. ECT is used for treatment resistant depression, psychosis, mania or catatonia. The treatment is completely voluntary and nothing like films like One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest portray ECT to be. ECT is 75% efficacious compared to placebo trials. Modern medicine isnt perfect. I'm hoping that in time, the combination of technology and more holistic approaches will yield favorable results.
People smoke for plenty of reasons. To cover up what bothers them, medical issues or maybe that's what they prefer over getting drunk... I like many overs suffer from a severe anxiety disorder that's caused me to be someone I don't even know to be myself. I have ruined friendships, relationships, and my own reflection. The medications only helps so much. So this is the way I cope. When the smoke hits my lungs I feel like the old me. the me who didn't take anyone's shit, the me that will fight til my last breath, the old me, or a new me. I am strong but the bud makes me stronger.
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in therapy sessions I often remind clients that “you are allowed to experience the full range of emotions - and one emotion is NOT the full reflection of who you are”. Sometimes that is difficult for trauma survivors to hear, feel and process •• this is today’s reminder that you are allowed to FEEL, FEEL, and FEEL. you are allowed to take up space”... and know that NO MATTER what emotions you experience this week - it does not represent the fullness of you. be fluid 🌱🌱 happy Monday!
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I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but have really had to think about it. So I’m just going to jump right in .
Breast feeding.....do I not love my children because I didn’t breastfeed them? Do I not want the best for them? Am I not putting their health first? Is my bond not as strong with my children as it could have been if I breast fed them? This is how I have been made to feel on several occasions by so called friends, family members and especially health care professionals. .
I could not breast feed my first born due to being unwell. I was on a high dose of steroids due to having Bell’s palsy(see previous posts about this) as well as blood thinners, beta blockers, for high blood pressure and on top of all of that I suffered with PND. Despite this I was made to feel like a failure, like I was not a good mum and that I was not putting my child’s needs first. I was even told by one health professional that I should express and dump until I felt better... as if we can put a time scale on depression!! .
With my second child I made the decision not to breastfeed. This decision was not made due to physical health conditions but due to my mental health. Although my PND is managed well, I did not feel the need to put extra pressure on myself. This decision was not made easily but in the end I figured if I am happy then my children will be happy and surely this is what is most important and what we all strive for as mothers and parents. .
I am a much stronger person now and am able to stand by my decision without feeling like a failure as a woman and as a mother. I hope that no one ever feel like I did and I guess the point of this post is to get across that only you know what is best for you and in turn what is best for you children and your family. .