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||[Jul. 21st, 2002|11:51 pm]
The Question Club
So here I am, I like the premise of this club.|
My question, that I was actually mulling over while doing the laundry today, it is not aimed towards anyone in particular, nor am I knocking people's choices, is this:
Since when did being on psychotropic, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic type medications become a badge of honor, or something to be proud of?
To see people discuss that they are on Zoloft or Prozac like they are taking candy makes me sad, and makes me wonder at today's psychotherapy. I have a friend who is being forced to take anti-depressants because she lives at home and her family will kick her out otherwise, their rationale is, "Your mother and I take Wellbutrin (sorry I never have taken meds so sp is new to me on these), you should be on something too". Or something like that.
I remember when it was a hush hush thing to be on medication or even see what was then called a "shrink".
I think to each his own, but I fear that some people, especially children, are being forced on meds to make them better "cubicle workers". I personally would never take these mind altering drugs, but maybe that is because I studied brain physiology and psychology until I realized that could never be a field for me. I mean, all of our memories are merely chemicals, and introducing chemicals into the brain changes our perceptions, changes who we are and who we think we are, and our memories.
I am not totally without my problems too, but I think with discussion and time most things can be solved, with the exception of schizos, psychotics, etc., who really are in need of meds. But someone afraid to give a presentation really does not need a dose of valium, just some mind over matter.