Originally posted by RevRSleeker
Sir, I wouldn't dare make judgement on your present circumstances but pleeease, think twice on drugs therapies if you consider such problems worthy of a doctors visit..could be motivational but, again, only you would know..speaking of myself only, there are many many ways of dealing with psychological issues. After a long educational stint I suddenly fou ieties without drug input..this is a long route but one that pays dividends.
Sir, one can but admire the candour of this text and i agree with you whole heartedly as one having some experience with psychiatric practice. The use of drugs to treat illnesses of the mind seems to me is based on a purely materialistic approach in that it is assumed that the catalyst for such ailments is based on chemical imbalances of the mind. To state that it is not really understood is an understatement, for human being are far more complicated than a collection of electro chemical impulses to the synapses, proof of which is that what may work for one individual may have no effect on another, and if it were merely a case of chemical imbalance then symptoms would be cured, not merely arrested.
Your own experience would seem to indicate that there are much deeper concerns of the mind than that which is purely material, which being a self interpreting organ, in an attempt to make sense of a trauma, and somehow having failed to do so, caused extreme anxiety. These type of 'out of body', experiences are not uncommon, for the mind is trying to make sense of something which does not make sense, thus we may feel paralysed, fully conscious but unable to move or it gets repressed and stored away in the subconscious and manifests itself in another way.
I salute your bravery, for all that you say is true, we are in such a hurry simply to manage these things and there is a panacea for all, rather than trying to understand them, treatment of the whole person is now essential. That such treatments are viewed as secondary and with scepticism, despite the popularity of homoeopathy and alternative treatment is perhaps a reflection of our trust in science, that everything can be solved materially, when in fact, we are much more complicated than that.