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 hello i just joined this community.

exactly 19 days i went off all my medication.

i have bipolar ll disorder, OCD, GAD and EDNOS.

strangely enough i feel exactly the same now as when i was on medication. and i really had quite a neat drug cocktail. 

anyway i just thought i would say hello
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New ACT and CBT Anxiety study

Hello everyone,

I am assisting with a project that you may find interesting and potentially helpful.  We are a group of researchers conducting a study on self-help treatments for anxiety, comparing mindfulness/acceptance and cognitive-behavioral approaches.  Research has shown that both types of approaches are effective in alleviating anxious suffering.  If you are eligible for participation, you will receive a free copy of either "The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety" or "The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety."   If you are interested, please visit our website at: www.ActforAnxiety.com, and follow the double workbook icon.  I invite you to check it out and wish you the best.

Regards,

C.R.

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ACT for Anxiety


Hi everyone,

I am assisting with a project that I think you may find interesting and has the potential to be helpful.  There’s a group of researchers who are doing a study about mindfulness and acceptance based self-help treatments for anxiety.  If you’re eligible, you can get a free copy of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety.  If you’re interested, here’s the link:  www.ActforAnxiety.com.  I invite you to check it out and wish you the best.

 

Regards,


GC
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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Recent research suggests that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may be helpful for people struggling with a variety of psychological problems including stress, excessive fear, and anxiety. Researchers at the University at Albany – SUNY are currently conducting an innovative online self-help treatment study using ACT and mindfulness and acceptance practices to help people who are struggling with anxiety. Eligible participants will get a free copy of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by John P. Forsyth, Ph.D. and Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D. and the chance to learn new, workable ways of living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. If you’re interested, the link is www.ActforAnxiety.com.

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 Omg I am sooo happy this community exists! Every time I tell a dr. or friend that I do not believe in medication, they think I'm crazy or something. 

I guess it all started when I worked as a pharmacist technician and the pharmacist told me that dr's don't know 90% of what drugs do to the body. He said they're not researched hardly at all. This really woke me up and then I took an alternative medicine class in college where my Professor was a Nurse practicioner for 25 years and then discovered hollistic medicine and swears by it. After what she taught, I pretty much realized when you're sick, it's your body telling you there's something seriously wrong and you shouldn't cover it up you should get to the bottom of why it's happening in the first place.

But now for my questions, I have mild to severe anxiety with the occasional panic attack. It has been happening more and more lately and especially I think because I have a big 15 hour flight coming up that I'm pretty nervous about. I went to a dr and they immediately prescibed xanax even though I told her I didn't want to take it. Is there an alternative to taking that? I have a friend who had to go to rehab for a year because he got hooked on xanax and I'm pretty hesitant about taking it. 

I have also been diagnosed with a pineal cyst and was wondering if anyone knew about that and again, another alternative measure I could take to counteract that. I really appreciate the help and the existence of this community.

I'LL NEVER TAKE MEDS

MY LAST PSYCHIATRIST THAT I SAW SAID THAT SHE WANTED TO OFFER ME A MEDICATION, I SAID NO, AND I NEVER SAW HER EVER AGAIN, I'M GLAD, I AIN'T TAKIN' NO DRUGS, I DON'T NEED THAT SHIT.

 TEE-HEE, A LITTLE HUMOUR 4 YA' THERE XD

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 Im not medicated
I have been offered meds by a few GPs and psychiatrists for depression but I have always refused... im not sure why, fear? denial? I dont know but I have had depression for 4 + years and an eating disorder for 2 years.
Im concidering meds now though... and I just wanted your views on meds.
not mine, mat

conquring anxiety

excuse the spelling.

Anyway, i'm starting to realize i have more than a few issues with angziety. Has anyone found a good way to deal with it without taking meds?
it will be over stupid shit ususallly but i can't get my brain/psychie to settle.
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Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-Analysis of Data Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration

Conclusions

Drug–placebo differences in antidepressant efficacy increase as a function of baseline severity, but are relatively small even for severely depressed patients. The relationship between initial severity and antidepressant efficacy is attributable to decreased responsiveness to placebo among very severely depressed patients, rather than to increased responsiveness to medication.

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Interesting article in Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/id/107569/output/print

When someone is appropriately sad, friends and colleagues offer support and sympathy. But by labeling appropriate sadness pathological, "we have attached a stigma to being sad," says Wakefield, "with the result that depression tends to elicit hostility and rejection" with an undercurrent of " 'Get over it; take a pill.' The normal range of human emotion is not being tolerated." And insisting that sadness requires treatment may interfere with the natural healing process. "We don't know how drugs react with normal sadness and its functions, such as reconstituting your life out of the pain," says Wakefield.