I'm just talking from my experience. Dp/dr is a different type of phenomenon, in my opinion, that doesn't necessarily fit well with how medical field treats illnesses. Why is that? Because it's something that is so unknown to most people and the medical field, we don't know how to treat it effectively. It's not a condition with, like schizophrenia with manifest symptoms that express themselves and which can be objectively successfully treated (like hallucinations etc).
Don't get me started on cancer. Do you homework, many patients don't even respond to chemotherapy. Chemo works very well with some cancers but not with others. When looking to advance, you have to look at the bigger picture, and that's what is happening now with injections of the HIV virus which has been a successful treatment so far, but like everything is being halted by the FDA so it won't be widely available for at least two years while thousands will die in that span. My little sister passed away from cancer. Oncologists never know all of he answers and they always toe the line between half a politician and half a doctor. That's not to discredit the work they do, but I am simply raising the point that sometimes we need to look somewhere else for answers or treatment.
Dude, you calling me a kook for expressing a different opinion than yours is not necessary. I agree, maybe some of these treatments help people out. But personally I've experienced what 100% recovery feels like and it doesn't just have to be about making you comfortable. To find permanent relief let's be more ambitious than that.
Well, I think we're all still missing the point here.
1. Don't get ME started on cancer ... I am a four year and 7 month survivor of breast cancer. My aunt died of breast cancer in 1974.
In 2010 when I got breast cancer there were SO many more advanced diagnostic tools, chemotherapy, surgical procedures ... I am far from alone in surviving cancer treatment.
And no doctor will EVER tell me I am "cured" -- I am "in remission." In 1974, my aunt had about 2 choices for chemotherapy. Nowadays they tailor it to your type of cancer, gender, weight, age, etc.
I have many friends (because I am older) who are cancer survivors.
And also, NO ONE forced me to do anything. I could have refused surgery, chemo, everything. I did not have reconstruction (which is not a "boob job") as I did not want to spend another 2 years healing from that.
Shame on you for your ignorance about cancer.
2. I have said 5 billion times, DP/DR IS known to good psychiatrists and to neurologists. DP/DR can be created in someone using electrical stimulation during brain surgery when one must stay awake.
DP/DR occurs in migraine, epilsepsy, stroke, severe head trauma, taking certain antibiotics, taking other types of medications. We also know here that it can be triggered by Rec Drugs.
3. Because something is not fully understood does NOT mean that in the future there will be no cure, but the brain is so complex and difficult to analyze it is the most difficult to treat. And as I always say, AIDS has been around a long time ... there is no vaccine, but there is a vast improvement in terms of medical treatment that extends lives for decades. In the 1970s and 1980s that was a death sentence.
NO psychiatric disorder is the same for anyone. We are all individuals. Treatments of all kinds can be beneficial. Also rejecting treatment is an option. Many seriously ill individuals of all types do not respond to treatment at all and are disabled for life. Others respond very well to various forms of treatment.
Oh, re: my cancer. In 2004 ... only 6 years before my cancer diagnosis ..a new genetic test was developed. The oncotype. My tumor was sent to a lab and its genetic components were analyzed. That helped reveal the TYPE of cancer and what meds would best treat it. Meds could be targeted specifically for that cancer.
Please don't talk about what you don't know. And please understand that ALL of us have a different experience and a different way to recovery.
Also, I see a therapist more than a psychiatrist. I could refuse all of my psychiatric medication. The cost for a visit without insurnace is $400 which many people can't afford. The price for psychoanalysis is not even covered on insurance and said doctors charge ridicuous prices for treatment. I would guess that Colin Ross charges $400 a session.
Also, I read further about Colin Roas. He does publish for the American Psychiatric Association journal and is now researching anti-psycotic medication.
There are also a ton of reputable personal stories out there to read. And again, some are success stories, others not, and that would be true for EVERY illness there is.
This argument is ridiculous.
Edited by *Dreamer*, 26 March 2015 - 12:48 PM.