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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2004 09:44:22 PM »

That is really awesome! I'm gonna send a link of this page to my mom... she's into psychology... as a profession and all... Thanks for sharring! You really do have a point! Too many people don't know what their problem is and drugs are easier to take than truth! Wink
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2004 08:09:15 PM »

I really like it. Really. it's stunning. Very stunning. Wow.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2004 09:26:35 PM »

Great work, Exousia!  I agree with ViolinRomance that a series of photos exploring this idea would be really neat.  But (uh-oh, soapbox tendencies coming on...) I disagree with some of the views expressed that anti-depressants are over-prescribed.  In my experience, many people who *need* them don't get them because they don't want to be considered "weak" or hypocondriacs, etc.  While it's important to make sure that people aren't taking drugs just to take them, it's also important to ensure that people who need drugs/counseling have access to them and don't have to face stigma and negative stereotypes.

That said, I think the piece is really neat and all works well together.  It'd be a neat installation with a row of these on a wall, with different colored pills inside, etc.  And I like the Red Cross in there -- subtle. 
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2004 06:27:26 PM »

BP Disorder is one of the most over diagnosed disorders in the US at this time.

That would be because of the DSM, you only have to have a single manic episode, and you're considered manic depressive for the rest of your life. You could spend the rest of your life living depressed, but you'll always be considered bipolar.

On topic, one of my friends did something like this in her apartment, but she had a Mickey Mouse gumball machine (really creepy), and used a bunch of different pills. I don't remember what she made them out of. Your pills look a lot better than hers.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2004 08:35:37 PM »

Do you mind if I use that picture on my livejournal profile?  I will credit... Smiley  I just love that piece.
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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2004 01:35:30 AM »

 I don't think anyone should be ashamed to take their perscribed meds and shudder to think what the world would be like if people suddenly stopped takig their Prozac or something. I've know so many people who were prescribed heavy meds with no counseling or anything. I'm sure there are times we could all use a "happy" pill, but does that mean we need one? We have to experience sorrow to know joy. If someone's life is totally depressing, maybe they need to try living a diff way first.

We're inundated with the medicine ads suggesting what ailments we really have. You don't have to be a hypochondriac (sp) to succumb to those messages. (That @#$%^% paxil dot for one.) I think we've occupied the drs and med mfr with  passing around these happy pills and they don't properly address those with legtimate problems or try remedies other than placating meds. 

I think some people legitimately need meds, but maybe conseling could help too. I really don't think there is much stigma with these meds anymore. I hear people talking openly about it all the time. There's even a special low dose version of Prozac marketed to woman with a PMS disorder. Prozac and the assorted ADD meds seem to be normal suburbia fodder like SUVs and manicured lawns. It's almost a status thing.
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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2004 11:59:57 AM »

great piece, way to make people think...what about all those parents putting their kids on all that crap. We have a whole new generation of zombie-medicated children... Ideas are now running around my head now...you could make one that's for kids too, with gumballs and ritalin...
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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2004 07:21:23 PM »

Do you mind if I use that picture on my livejournal profile?  I will credit... Smiley  I just love that piece.


I'd be flattered : )
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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2004 07:28:30 PM »

The sad thing is, that sometimes the only option for people is to take the meds. I'm looking to go into the field of mental health, (someday soon too, scarey!) and this is something we talk about all the time in my classes. It would be GREAT if people could go to counseling on a regular basis, it's good for everyone to have some time to talk--- even people without any "severe" problems. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not willing to pay for psycho therapy. So, if you have depression and need help overcoming it, the answer is medication.

on a side note... if your a college student MANY universities offer psychological services for free.... I think it's something everyone should take advantage of, it's probably the only time that you'll be able to get those services for under a triple digit an hour.

sorry to go so off topic.I really do like this piece and its message. A lot of people do just look for a pill to fix their every ailment, psychological or physical.

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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2004 07:39:40 PM »

The sad thing is, that sometimes the only option for people is to take the meds. I'm looking to go into the field of mental health, (someday soon too, scarey!) and this is something we talk about all the time in my classes. It would be GREAT if people could go to counseling on a regular basis, it's good for everyone to have some time to talk--- even people without any "severe" problems. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not willing to pay for psycho therapy. So, if you have depression and need help overcoming it, the answer is medication.

on a side note... if your a college student MANY universities offer psychological services for free.... I think it's something everyone should take advantage of, it's probably the only time that you'll be able to get those services for under a triple digit an hour.

sorry to go so off topic.I really do like this piece and its message. A lot of people do just look for a pill to fix their every ailment, psychological or physical.



It really depends on the country you live in as well. In Caanda its a lot easier to get counselling services and psychological services too.  Yet people are still relying on doctors who prescribe pills for everything under the sun.  Why do 78 year olds need to take anti cholesterol pills for example?  We're a society obsessed with pharmacy.
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