.Originally Posted by RFS62
.Originally Posted by RFS62
Ofcourse even meds have limitations and I am not saying there is not a time and place for counseling. For example I think certain anxiety disorders such as panic attacks and agorphobia actually require both. But for the more severe illnesses (i.e. manic depression, schizophrenia etc.) I will take drugs over counseling anyday.Originally Posted by Larkin Fan
If there's no counseling involved for schizophrenic or bipolar patients, how do you deal with non-compliance as far as meds go, which patients in both groups are highly notorious for not sticking with their medications. Drugs also can't monitor when a patient becomes a danger to themselves. Things like that are just examples why counseling and pharmacological therapy must be used in conjunction with one another.Originally Posted by alex trevino
Like I said before, the drugs are not intended to be used alone. They only reach their true effectiveness when their combined with therapy, because that's the patient's best chance of getting the proper treatment.
Larkin Fan I was just expressing my opinion based upon several (actually 5) years of observations working in the mental health sytem. You are right EFFECTIVE counseling in conjunction with medication is probably the best approach. But when when someone walks into a pysch ward and is so depressed they can't lift their heads and a few weeks later they are walking out of the hospital it is usually because the meds kicked in. Again I am not discounting the value of counseling, I just think without the current meds mental health would still be in the dark ages.Originally Posted by Larkin Fan
You would have a hard time providing counseling to a shizophrenic if it was not for meds.
I'm actually quite aware of that. I never argued once argued against the benefits of the drugs and personally believe them to be quite beneficial. The birth of the SSRI was something the changed mental health greatly for the better. But as someone pursuing a career as a physician, it concerns me that some (including doctors) put too much stock into these drugs to do the entire job, which is something that even the drug manufacturers will tell you that they were never intended for. They simply cure the physiological cause of these illnesses, but not the psychological one. That's all I'm trying to stress here.Originally Posted by alex trevino
And if the allegations in this thread are true, he's also as fruity as a nutcake.Originally Posted by RFS62
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids
I dig Lauren Bacall because she taught Bogey how to whistle.Originally Posted by wally post
My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!