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harry4
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   Posted 3/29/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
its been my experience that anxiety sufferers usually get better by using quick fixes, band aid cures, using a crutch or treating the symptoms but not the cause
 
many successful treatment methods are so simple that a child could have thought of them
 
above all, lengthy psychotherapy to remake the personality or to uncover the true hidden cause is a waste of time and money
 
remember that life is short, time passes quickly and that life is not a dress rehursal
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   Posted 3/29/2007 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Harry
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   Posted 3/29/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I was considering seeing a psychotherapist, but I had a little trouble finding one that was available. Now the med has kicked in and has allowed me to think much, much more positively by myself.

Therapy may be great for some, but I personally don't see much value in it. Long ago when I was depressed I tried it with mixed results. I'd always come out of the office feeling great but in the long run I don't think it did anything for me. Everyone's different, though.

If I suffer any kind relapse I may consider therapy again, but it's not an option now.

There are probably lots of kinds of anxiety that I'm not familiar with, but as far as I'm concerned I agree with Harry's "quick fix" doctrine. Sometimes maybe a little rest and clarity can go a long, long way. For example, I feel if I were weened of the Clonazepam right now and started having anxiety again, I'd be able to deal with it better. I could be wrong. Maybe I'd freak out just because it came back, but at least I know what it is now and know what's it's like to feel "normal".

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   Posted 3/31/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Well said
Everyone has their opinions as you know
Take care and be well
Glad to see the meds working for you
Are you doing the online CBT workshop or no??
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debaser
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   Posted 4/1/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
What CBT workshop? Are you talking about one of those on-line things?

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   Posted 5/10/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Debaser
Yes I am talking about the online Cognitive behaviour Therapy
Many use the same site I believe and I for one have learnt a great deal from it
I am still participating in the CBT and self help techniwqes ....
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   Posted 5/10/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
You know, I've had INCREDIBLE stress at work lately, and as an anxiety sufferer it's been tough but I haven't fallen apart. I've held it together pretty well. I'm in sort of a "don't fix what's not broken" mode right now, I think. I'm taking the meds and doing the things I talk about in my blog, and I've seen a steady if hardly noticeable improvement over the last week. I think having the blog has been a way to put a little pressure on myself about some things. There's not a lot of traffic, but there are some people reading it, and so I feel this weird responsibility to be an example to them. Whether or not THAT is the case, it has helped me be more proactive.

So, CBT...I don't know. If I start feeling a little rough around the edges I may give it a shot. Otherwise I feel like I'm on a really good trajectory and would hate to mess with it.
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   Posted 5/14/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Intirely up to you
You have done well ion helping self win some of the fights daily Debaser so I say do what yu think is right or you

Just as I do for me ........
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   Posted 5/16/2007 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Any other input ......
What do you think about what Harry has posted
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   Posted 5/16/2007 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe everyone is different, and lengthy psychotherapy may indeed help some people. It depends on what the root cause of the anxiety disorder is. But for most people, I think Harry's right. Psychoanalysis is a waste of money. It just depends.

That's not to say that I think it should be all short-term fixes. I think short-term fixes are where a lot of the daily battles are won, but it's a war of attrition. You simply have to outlast an anxiety/panic disorder. And to do that you're going to need more than simple solutions. Changing your mental makeup and the way you look at things is a long-term project, and one that may never end. It's definitely not simple or easy.

I liken anxiety to a virus...it adapts by mutating and you need to adapt with it.
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   Posted 5/16/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Great analogy D
LYN
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