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It's a common complaint; health and healthcare in Cambodia is basic at best. Here is the forum to share information about doctors, hospitals, dentists and all other health-related issues, and for Dagenham to nag us about healthy breakfasts.
IMHO the PTSD the bleeding-hearts are always talking about has virtually nothing to do with Cambodia's "recent past" (which isn't all that recent) and everything to do with the pressures of living in such a retarded, fuck-you, feudal, conspicuous-wealth is-everything society where nobody trusts each other.
With all due respect to those with the above opinion, I could not disagree more strongly. I was raised in rural farm country in the middle west and told both subtly and directly that mental illness is more or less a "character problem" (for sissies), and that people claiming such were essentially lazy, weak etc. Once my anxiety disorder came, i was given the same advice the author above is giving about medication, "it will make your problem worse." Out of FEAR for "making my problem worse" or "becoming addicted" i foreclosed the one thing that, in the end, saved my life, medication. I lost over a decade of my life, isolated, friendless, miserable and suicidal. And it's not that i did not try many of the popular ideas out there, including seeing a string of psychologists, diet, natural remedies, exercise, yoga. I almost did not make it.Don-Pierre de Plume wrote:I suggest you stay away from anti-depressant pills. Have seen them "at work" on an old friend making his mood change with the winds.
It doesn't solve the underlying issue, and can make you worse in the long run.
By all means, talk with a person who understands. The environment you live in is often a dampener. Consider a change. If possible, live closer to nature.
I agree that meds may not be appropriate for everyone, and I agree they don't work for everyone, but they saved my life. It fixed the PHYSICAL ILLNESS in my brain, or i should say it fixes the problem in my brain, for the past 6 years. Blanket advice like this is dangerous and respectfully, it is anti-intellectual. We believe in science, not as a cure all, but we believe in what we can prove more than superstition, religion etc. INdeed this anti medication movement or school of thought reminds of the religious nuts who think the world was created 7000 years ago. Science teaches us that mental illness is often just the same as a physical illness or a wound, just as much as Pnuemonia or a broken arm. Scaring people from medication is not only anti-science but it is dangerous, people die without the help medication gives. Please stop trying to scare people with these "all or nothing" opinions, medication is not everything, but it needs to be one of the tools to help save peoples lives.....
So you hang out in bars with hostesses in their mid-40's????I personlly know of one girl who was 5/7 years old during the KR years. I always put her bargirl tantrums down to the fact that she had to look after her younger brother and baby sister while her mother worked as slave labour
Ughhhhhhhh-remind me to stay away from where you drink
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andreahoch3 wrote:Hello everyone,
I have suffered from depression for more than 10 years. It was good/okay/not so bad for some years but for a few weeks I have had that same old feeling again. Where in PP can I go to "talk to someone" and not be confronted with something like "Oh man you cut yourself like the crazy people at ... clinic" or "Oh Andrea come on, why would you be depressed? You can talk to me.." and I know I cannot. Or "Why would you want to die? Come on, what's your problem?" (had to listen to that from family and friends)
And does anyone know about the cost of this kind of consultation?
Ive been on "Pristiq" since August last year. Seems to do the job.