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  1. Thanks for asking but I'm not sure how to answer. Better.
  2. It's a fictional drug. NZT here After I posted that I was crashing, I cried a little, went for a walk in the sun to escape the cold, and then I started feeling calm. I have been feeling pretty calm ever since. I feel like I'm walking on a tight rope, but well, I'm not actually feeling bad right now. I watched the movie yesterday. I liked how it didn't end like it promised to.
  3. It was not making me feel worse. He reviewed my blood and brain tests which showed no abnormalities. He then proposed medication for Schizoaffective Disorder based on 15 minutes of conversation and a couple of extremely vague subjective questions. At which point, I lost the little trust I had in him. I'm not letting people like this play around with my brain randomly hoping that some drug works.
  4. It's a fictional drug. The doctor explicitly told me to stop.
  5. I really wish things were that simple, that I could just go to a doctor and get better. I don't believe they are. If I were having problems with psychosis of some kind, I imagine their meds would help. I am not. I am simply unhappy and hopeless. Pills just make me feel more hopeless. When I get a surge of energy and optimism, I hit a brick wall and crash. The problem is that I don't know how to turn my life around and I have lost my youth trying to. I don't know what to do. I don't know how to find out what to do. That is all there is to it. I don't have some brain defect. Unless you can get me some NZT.
  6. Maybe because you went off your meds? I had the same thought, Brant. No. I wasn't on the meds long enough to create a withdrawal crisis. I had a minor crisis before getting off the meds (which is something the doctor told me to do). I don't have blind faith in anyone, not even doctors. They don't get a blank check. I do not want to die. I am not in danger of suicide. That would require too much focused effort on my part.
  7. I found the book, but, and I don't mean to complain, I did not find the chapter at all insightful or helpful. It states the obvious without giving any helpful advice. Branden himself admits in the chapter his inability to deal with this, his automatic evasion. I like most of Branden's work, but I think this is a giant hole that everyone would just rather evade and build their theories around, and Branden seems to be no exception.
  8. Psychiatry is nothing but a cult, as scientific and rational as scientology. Because I didn't respond to the anti-depressives, the "doctor" decided to come up with a new diagnosis: "Schizoaffective disorder". This is the World Health Organization summary description: "Episodic disorders in which both affective and schizophrenic symptoms are prominent but which do not justify a diagnosis of either schizophrenia or depressive or manic episodes. Other conditions in which affective symptoms are superimposed on a pre-existing schizophrenic illness, or co-exist or alternate with persistent delusional disorders of other kinds, are classified under F20-F29. Mood-incongruent psychotic symptoms in affective disorders do not justify a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder." Yea, okay, no. I'm now going to completely ignore anything anybody in the "mental health" industry ever tells me. I'll cure my depression myself.
  9. I can't say for sure that this is an effect of the meds, but it does seem to be. I've had some unusual nights. I find my mind very awake, sometimes in the middle of the night and sometimes simply in the morning before rising. Not awake to the point of having to get up, often I'm still drifting near a dream state, but without mental lethargy. To be clear, this is very unusual. This has allowed me to experience the buzzing sound that signals the beginning of entry into a vivid lucid dream state a couple mornings ago and has resulted in me managing to remember some pretty weird dreams (the key point here is being able to remember them, not their weirdness). Last night I dreamt that there was a book written by Chuck Noris involving advanced psychology, something about it being magical too. Won't bother anyone with the details of my dreams, just thought that was particularly funny. I had to look him up on google, as I didn't remember who he was, beyond the fact that he was an actor.
  10. I was simply wondering if the distinction between a unipolar and a bipolar meant anything to you (if you had knowledge specific to bipolars).
  11. Why? Why did you start this thread? --Brant I have not received the diagnosis, but the doctor spent less than an hour with me and the issue did not come up. This may have been a weakness on his part. The meeting I mentioned is for people suffering from any type of depression, it just so happens that the vast majority has been diagnosed as bipolar.
  12. I want to make a simple, clear question to those of you who have suffered from depression and received treatment from a doctor. What were the results of this treatment?