Treatment resistance is your body saying no. No as in “No! Stop overloading me with chemical toxins!” You clueless boob.
Related post: What is the Chemical Imbalance Theory.
Have you ever thought of it that way? Been given a medication and were a good patient only to get worse and worse? Then maybe trials of a few more meds and become even sicker.
Then instead of being honest with the patient and tell them the medications are simply bullshit guessing game treatments that may help someone in crisis who is at the end of their rope but long-term are brain damaging with severe side effects… the Big Pharma bought and paid for doctor says:
“You are treatment resistent.”
Then get ready for the ECT.
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Like our bodies are supposed to love ingesting foreign chemicals that have supposed, postulated effects (nothing proven) on neurotransmitter levels of this or that, increasing levels of some, decreasing the uptake of others, slapping that one off to the side in the rear and instructing them to get back on the right neuro path.
How dare you AChe, get any closer and I’m going to have C10H12N2O come over and kick your butt.
Here’s a more scientific way to look at it:
“The interactions between substances that are involved together in neurotransmission suggests that neurotransmission is a plurichemical process in which the substances that are released may cause acute changes in excitability, may enhance each other’s effectiveness, or may prolong or curtail events in the target cells.”
Take note of the words “suggests” and “may”… it’s a guessing game. They do not know the specifics as of yet.
And the research is Big Pharma controlled. When it comes to treatment of any imbalance of the body (neurotransmitters, hormones, electrolytes, altered cells that become destructive, immunity, etc.) there are many potential reasons and multiple factors to consider.
We Know Psychotropic Medications Don’t Work Long Term
Someone who ends up on disability – like me – is not a success case. But for someone who actually has Manic Depression (as far as the illness is understood and diagnosed today) I’ve had many successes in life.
1. I’m still alive at age 52. Off psych meds for 24 years.
2. I’ve successfully raised a child as a single Mom.
3. I’ve had few hospitalizations. Reason: I’ve been off psych meds.
4. Medical care costs minimal. Reason: I got off psych meds.
5. I’ve had many successful, high-functioning working years.
I attribute most of the positive things I’ve accomplished in my life during the 32+ years since being diagnosed at age 19 as NOT related to any mental health treatments.
To the contrary. I look at most of my successes due to the fact I got off of psychotropic medications around age 24 and focused on my health issues in other ways. And the fact I was able to receive counseling for trauma experienced.
If I had stayed in psychiatric care, my guess is I’d be dead. When I received medical care for my primary complaints of daytime drowsiness and fatigue – instead of being given more psychiatric symptom-suppressing toxic drugs – I improved.
The Story You Hear Today is the Opposite
The bipolar diagnosed person gets put on drugs, convinced by an unethical – or simply incompetent and uneducated – mental health provider they have a genetic-based chemical imbalance. The drugs the doctors are prescribing are treating this.
It’s a lie.
Short-term stabilizing for mania or psychosis of course these meds treat and help to stabilize. If you were going into convulsions or having a heart attack they have medically-proven ways to treat that.
Long-term these medications don’t treat shit. There’s no scientific study proving they do.
And when the person gets worse – they get then told they are “treatment resistant.”
Short Term Positive Effects a Placebo Effect
I know there are most likely hundreds of thousands of folks like me who have gotten off of psychotropic medications before ending up addicted and being convinced they have to take for life, then tragically suffer severe side effects.
And they buy into the lie when they get worse that their bipolar disorder is progressing.
Complete bullshit. The only reason they were led to believe (like I did many years ago) that the medications they were given was treating something is they experienced a placebo effect.
The chemicals ingested created a temporary change of functioning. But nothing is being corrected.
Related post: Understanding the Placebo Effect of Antidepressants.
And those medical bills add up. Compared to me and my history, I’m very much a medical success story.
It’s just these folks are not highlighted. They aren’t out spilling their guts like I have – they just get on with their lives. Many never enter the mental health arena again. For fear of stigma, most never share they even consulted with a psychiatrist or therapist in the first place.
Much less share experiences of being put on psychiatric medications and having to take themselves off.
Related post: Would I Ever Take Prozac Again?
And then when someone does become ill for whatever reason, experience an episode of depression for whatever reason… the primary resources they have online and that are from mental health advocates are promoting misinformation.
Enough already. Let’s all say “No”.
No more lies. No more lack of options for care (in addition to counseling for trauma or needed emotional support during a difficult time) and education about the numerous factors and potential causes of body-mind mood states.
There is too much current medical research and avenues for alternative medical care:
1. Healing the gut: Take Probiotics to Treat Bipolar Illness?
2. Diet Fixes: Root Causes of Depression.
3. Lifestyle Changes: How Your Weight Affects Bipolar Disorder.
4. Non-traditional Remedies: Will Turmeric Help Your Depression?
What if your real problem – and the primary factor in your depression – is an underlying autoimmune condition? Did you know there are 80 different types of them?
How about identifying toxic exposures to mold or chemicals and getting their body restabilized, detoxing, etc.
Outside of the ‘bipolar Big Pharma-controlled’ community there are many available resources at someones disposal – such as this blog – to help them start to heal and move forward in life.
Not get sicker and end up dead.