oh certainly. granted i am coming from a position of finding the right combination of medications quickly since they just put me on what my father is on (and it took him YEARS to find the right combo), so suffice to say that i do have a rather med-positive bias; although I reap the benefits of talk therapy as well. becoming numb or zombie-like is rather foreign to me so i will admit to usually coming from that perspective.I never thought that medications and therapy turned people into superheroes. But that sometimes medication turns people into nothing- and therapy can help people cope.
This is what really gets to me sometimes....i live in a world that's so fucked up and yet there's something wrong with ME? not that there's nothing wrong with me, but like come on. is it then a personality defect?I think that most people have a hard time coping. It is difficult to discern what is a mental illness and what is normal.
For me too, and i think that might be part of what it gets such a negative reaction from me: i don't know what that entails and how it would be different than successful treatment."Curing" is unimaginable to me right now.
earlier in the thread though someone (i forgot who, sorry!) did mention that the fact that social norms dictate what's sick and what's normal means that we'll never find a "cure" for such things and i think that's an interesting point/thought.
also, as a side thought, another thing that kind of gets me is that often times, medically speaking at least, the people who are most affected by these decisions are not always at the table when the discussion comes up. People who don't experience mental illness in the way that we do are sometimes the ones making the decisions; bias in then inherent, i think.