I'm sorry too DutchMark. It's just that I feel very passionately about the subject. I'm not getting at you, just the people who write that sort of crap.
Black and white thinking, OK. I stand convicted. In the same way that I think in black and white terms about, say, cancer. Is cancer another evolutionary step forward ? Should we keep an open mind ? Would you go up to someone on a cancer word and say..'Well, maybe your cancer is the lizard god from the planets zargos zapping your with his mind rays so to create another organ'. ? Or perhaps a paeodophile...think up some bilge to enourage him to molest more children ? It's the same thing. DR/DP is an illness, FULL STOP, you know it, I know it, everone on this board knows it, and the WORST, the absolute worst thing for suffers, who - incidently, have obsessional rumination on life, the universe and everything because of their SYMPTOMS, to be reeled in by some meaningless rot by someone who wants to promote their 'theory' ?
Psychiatric wards are full of previously vunerable people who have been sucked into 'alternative theories' (mainstream religion being the most common one !) about the nature of mental illness. You should go and see them. It's not a pretty sight.
I had a friend who, after being visited by a 'spiritual healer', was persuaded by her to give up his conventional treatment for leaukemia and indulge in crystal therapy or some such bollocks. He died. False hope. And don't get the impression I'm a whore of conventional medicine, because I'm not, but I'd like to see the stats of the amount of people who've been helped by chemotherapy and those who've been advised by some nut-case with a sticky idea. Really, I'd like to know...and not from those ever-so reliable stats we get pumped down our throats in Sunday newspaper magazines. You know the type of rag I'm talking about...the same magazines that say Hitler is living in a cave on the moon.
Enough of this shit, and we won't need any other outside influence to whip up our madness.[/u]