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#59511 - 05/10/04 12:13 PM Re: Interesting article about PTSD. - Some graphic content.
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Registered: 06/12/02
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Loc: Canada
Originally posted by SAR:
As a child and a teen I was "treated" for a bunch of problems that weren't my problems at all, more like reactions to the problems of others around me. But I didn't have a psychologist tell me that, in fact I had just the opposite-- professionals who were more than happy to assume (and tell me) that I was just getting a head start on the addiction and mental illness that were my genetic destiny.
OOH welcome to my world!! If I had a dollar for everyone who said "YOU NEED PSYCHIATRIC HELP" I would be rich. As I move into my own life away from my abusive, controlling, alcoholic growing up home, I find that I"m a pretty normal, sane, decent, relaxed human being. I have a pretty strong startle reflex, and very short anger-fuse, but who the hell could blame me growing up in that chaos????

#59512 - 05/10/04 07:43 PM Re: Interesting article about PTSD. - Some graphic content.
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We didn't really talk about my problems, we talked about ME and what I did with my days. When I left his office, I felt like I HAD a life story.
The person isn't the problem, the 'problem' is the problem.

That therapist realised just that.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

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