What are the risks of short-term use of psychiatric drugs?

Another very important thing to consider from CEP. This video further describes the dangers of having psych meds prescribed by psychiatrists that don't understand the risks involved. I think that short-term use is in some cases indicated for crisis situations (at least at this time when there are no meaningful alternatives supported by whatever meager infrastructure of care exists), but the fact remains that without MDs who actually understand the very real risks and dangers even short-term use can be a dangerous. We see many people on the withdrawal boards who find themselves having a hell of a time coming off psych meds even after short-term use. It's not as common as folks having trouble coming off long-term meds, but it's not rare either. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Egocentricity is the constant concern with how I feel, what I think, what I’m doing, what I want

Letting go of the narrative/drama that brought me here is imperative. Yes. Letting go is like forgiving. One need not forget, but there is no reason to hang on to any particular story or narrative. And in fact when one can frame one's experience in a multitude of ways or in no particular way at all, there is great freedom in that. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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