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by TumblingPear
Sun May 23, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Atheism & Religion
Topic: Why atheism ... whence religion?
Replies: 45
Views: 671

Re: Why atheism ... whence religion?

I was an atheist even as a child, before I understood the concept, although I was brought up with a bit of cultural religious identity -- Yiddish/Jewish -- which remains a part of my identity. My atheism isn't something I think much about, like the color of my eyes. It lies in the background, unless...
by TumblingPear
Fri May 21, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Mental illness
Replies: 62
Views: 1155

Re: Mental illness

You describe a tragic situation, that has to be painful to your ill family member and horrible for those who care about him. It seems that for him, medication is live-saving and more. The doctors who fail to take into account his life history, on and off the medication, seem to be substituting their...
by TumblingPear
Wed May 19, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Mental illness
Replies: 62
Views: 1155

Re: Mental illness

I'm also treatment-resistant. I used to live in New York City, albeit quite some time ago. Even there I had two psychiatrists dump me. Still, there were so many psychiatrists that I always had someone committed to me and my treatment. I now live in a rural area where there are few psychiatrists. Of ...
by TumblingPear
Wed May 19, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Mental illness
Replies: 62
Views: 1155

Re: Mental illness

My file is stamped "not responsive to treatment(personality disorder)"like it's my fault ,and that gives them a reason not to treat me . Treating mental illness primarily with medication, attributing to it a biological source, runs the risk of implying that those who respond cannot help being ill a...
by TumblingPear
Tue May 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Mental illness
Replies: 62
Views: 1155

Re: Mental illness

I'm new to this community and this is my first post. I hope to will speak to a few issues touched upon at various points in this discussion. I'm of the position that each person's mental illness unique to that person with my depression/schizophrenia/anxiety disorder/bipolar disorder/personalty disor...