this is specifically for people with anxiety disorders... Some serious, cronic forms of anxiety actually cause brain damage and this is no way to live. I personally believe people should try cognitive behavioral therapy and/or pychotherapy before taking any type of meds -this is comeing from some one who is going (not wanting to but GOING) to get his doctorate in psychiatry-. I think that people should do this because it has the highest chance of recovery and is suposed to be the prerequasit before medications (for people who actually know about psychology and psychiatry you should be trying to speak with the opposit form of therapy if the pt. lets you). there is no reason for people to think the placibo effect should be working since medications tend to cause a large amount of distress in people more so than they help (50% of people need medication AND therapy inorder to overcome their mental disorders) so trying psychology first is the best thing you can do. I get nothing from this so i will give you all this hoping you try therapy before medication.
For your information, I am 54 yrs old and I have tried everything from PT to nothing. And I choose to have a life that I can live with. I have been dealing with this since 1996 so it is not new to me. If you want to preach therapy, you might find a new audience. I am not interested. I want a life that is full of love, dignity, and by God being able to get out of bed in the morning. If I have to take a few methadone to do this so be it. I find it very insulting for you to criticize me. You don't even know me. Maybe next time find out more information before you go juding people. And try to spell the big words right.
yes i thought that first also.i tried for a long time with the counciling but i just couldnt get it together..i mean mine is so bad that i will not leave my house sometimes for weeks at a time,unless i had too..i tried every antidepressant,nothing..now this is how god works in funny ways my anxiety got so bad that when i was in a crowd or in a stressful situation i started having grand -mal seizures drs did test and everything no epilepsy..but over my 33 years i have had a few seizures..so the reason i say god works in mysterious ways is because mneurologist put me on klonipin.and ativan for imediate use when im in a situation..so now things are finally getting better im socializing more going out more and i dont worry as much..now this question is for you phsyche major have you ever heard of anything like this in your studies... please let me know..
I feel that people need to do what they think is right for themselves.Not everyone responds the same to any treatments.Try different ones at the same time like medication and therapy,you never know until you try and with monitoring for safety... MongaInChrist
Hi Psychmajor how is everything going. I was suprised to see how invested you have gotten in your future it is really good that you take your future career seriously but it is too soon to be giving medical advice or use your interpretation of double blind clinical trial studies. Take your percentages and and use them for your own benefit and not to diagnose or judge others. I commend you on your desire to become a psychiarist but you really should not try to push what you are studing in your college classroom on the problems of real people. It is too dangerous and you should know that if you are serious about your future career. Remember what is good for one person may be not good for some one else. Clinical trials are great for research but they are not the die all end of an answer to anyone individual's particular situation. Good Luck and take look forward to hearing from you soon. I haven't seen on line much so just thought I would touch base
WOW, psych major! Good luck getting your doctorate in psychiatry when you cannot spell. Seriously, are you even legit? I've read several of your responses on this site. I would recommend you actually get your degree, and then give recommendations in relation to therapy, medications, etc to your patients, not to people on the internet. If you truly were a professional, you would tell these people that they need to speak to a LICENSED professional about these subjects. Which, from the "information" you are giving, I see you are not. Take care!
Therapy is the best when therapy doesn't work as far as meds for anykind of anxiety disorder is Klonopin
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