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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
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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????


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#59512 - 05/10/04 07:43 PM Re: Interesting article about PTSD. - Some graphic content.
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Registered: 04/17/02
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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.

Dave

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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.
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