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"This is Us" tv show and AD withdrawal

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I don't watch This is Us, but someone told me that in the previews for next week's show, someone abruptly stops taking their SSRIs and suffers withdrawal. This is an extremely popular show in the U.S. and for it to treat AD withdrawal is incredibly exciting.

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wantrelief

Oh wow - that is great to see this portrayed on such a popular television show!

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Juan

I watch this show and just saw (recorded on DVR) the season 3 premier.

So Toby Damon (Kate's husband) has been on an antidepressant for 6 years and it looks like he will go CT, meaning he will hit WD

 

https://www.nbc.com/this-is-us/credits/cast

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powerback

My biggest irritation tho is that it will come down to him off hes meds and go back on them and everything will be fine ,I doubt theres much research behind this storyline ,it kills me to see people being jugded on the devastation that withdrawl brings and been put down to a character trait and its the devastation caused by the meds not the "condition".

Being on the devastation side of these drugs is disgusting and inhumane  ,countless lives destroyed.

I doubt I could bare watching the episode,not in this mood anyhow lol.

Peace.

 

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Juan

@powerback well said, you're completely right.

TV shows are very unrealistic, too perfect, too happy or just too sad, maybe the sad part is the only thing that keeps me watching.

 

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12 hours ago, Juan said:

@powerback well said, you're completely right.

TV shows are very unrealistic, too perfect, too happy or just too sad, maybe the sad part is the only thing that keeps me watching.

 

Hi juan ,I dont judge anyone for what they watch ,in ireland and the uk theres a big soap opera following and its taking me to be this sick for so long to come to the realisation that people get imerssed into these  tv shows and get a great buzz out of feeling the ups and downs and mostly dama of the characters but having the brilliant feeling of being able to turn the tv off ."thank god its not me feeling"

Nothing can compare to lived experience.

Producers are put on tv and given a pat on the back over here for bringing up subjects that are controversial .

Helping each other with sites like this is the only way forward.

Producers are nothing more than sales persons and manipulators.

If we dont watch they dont make money.

If I could have my childhood over again I wouldn't watch tv .its way too easy to stick a child infront of a tv all day.

Ok rant over lol.

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SkyBlue

Wantrelief, I agree! Very exciting. (I feel okay saying that since this is a fictional character. Wouldn't wish withdrawal on any living soul.)

 

On 9/27/2018 at 12:01 PM, Juan said:

I watch this show and just saw (recorded on DVR) the season 3 premier.

So Toby Damon (Kate's husband) has been on an antidepressant for 6 years and it looks like he will go CT, meaning he will hit WD

 

https://www.nbc.com/this-is-us/credits/cast

Juan, thanks for the info. When you do watch the episode, can you update us here? 

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SkyBlue

Any updates on this?

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WantoffVen

The wife is pregnant and he's back on antidepressants. I was watching the show A Million Little Things and one of the characters was at a doctor's office who recommended he go on an antidepressant so the TV character asks how long he will be on the antidepressant and the doctor said "if it works the rest of your life." I HATED that. 

 

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composter

I watched the first season of the show but have not been caught up on the rest. Very curious to see/hear how it was handled. I think if anything, the fact that they can portray withdrawal and show it to be a real thing, is a positive turn for others to understand the seriousness of it.

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SkyBlue
On 11/5/2018 at 11:49 PM, WantoffVen said:

he's back on antidepressants

 

Thanks for the update. 

 

42 minutes ago, composter said:

I think if anything, the fact that they can portray withdrawal and show it to be a real thing, is a positive turn for others to understand the seriousness of it.

 

Exactly!!! They really have an opportunity here to do a great thing, and I hope they do. Opiate dependency gets a lot of attention—as it should—and more attention to the reality of psych drug withdrawal is obviously very much needed. 

 

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WantoffVen

They didn't really. They showed his struggle briefly and then as soon as his wife was pregnant he went right back to the antidepressants. So I feel like the message was not a good one at all. See you need your antidepressants. Get right back on them.

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SkyBlue
1 hour ago, WantoffVen said:

They didn't really. They showed his struggle briefly and then as soon as his wife was pregnant he went right back to the antidepressants. So I feel like the message was not a good one at all. See you need your antidepressants. Get right back on them.

 

Yeah. Geez. I'm going back to watching the curling championships. Much less disappointing.

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