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From Jung’s point of view there is a hidden intention in depression. It “forces us downwards.” This is not, as it might sound, a punishment for arrogance, but rather a consequence of having become cut off from the human, instinctual part of ourselves.  (read it here: http://wp.me/p5nnb-beW )


I love Carl Jung and found this piece deeply lovely with points that are generally missing from the conversation as we know it in mental "health" circles. 

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 


withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

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Thank you for posting this.


It was a very interesting read, especially given that everything I know about Jungian psychology I learned from episodes of "Frasier." I've never had more than a passing interest in psychology (despite having made use of talk therapy at different times in my life) but, of necessity, I find myself needing to learn more and more about it.


This "forcing downward" and "learning from my depression" is something I believe I did quite naturally throughout my life before my "crisis" in January 2013. Being very much the introvert, I'd known for years that I function better with periods of quiet, introspective, down time to help myself "recharge," especially after periods of active socializing. In more recent years, I was even beginning to acquire a certain fondness for situations I used to only consider depressing - dark, rainy days and the like - allowing myself to be gently enveloped by the feeling-state before eventually reemerging, ready to take on new activities. 


In the time since I have come into the "care" of psychological professionals, I have been told that this was likely a "low-grade" underlying depression with which I had probably been struggling my entire life before circumstances finally caused me to "fall" into a "major depression." Such diagnoses have definitely pathologized the way I thought about myself, helping to keep me feeling "sick." As I work (very hard, perhaps sometimes too hard) to regain my self and my own autonomous thoughts and feelings about my mental and emotional state, articles like this are of increasing help and interest. 

04/2013 diagnoses: severe insomnia, major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, agoraphobia. PTSD (my diagnosis)

Original scripts: 30 mg mirtazapine (Remeron) (1x day), 75 mg Bupropion HCL (Wellbutrin) (2x day), and 0.5 lorazepam (1x day or as needed)

05/05/14: Onset of acute Wellbutrin withdrawal symptoms after haphazard "taper" of 6-8 wks.

05/10/14: Joined this site.

05/11/14: Reinstated approx. 25 mg Wellbutrin (1x day)

05/14/14: Switched to 12.5 mg Wellbutrin (2x day)

06/28/14: Changed lorazepam dosing to .25 mg 2x a day - seems to be reducing anxiety flare-ups

07/28/14: Dosing Wellbutrin in a (home made) solution form 12.5 mg (2x day) 08/15/14: Remeron 28 25.2 22.7 20.5 18.5 16.7 15.1 13.6 mg (home made) solution

05/16/15: Have been dosing lorazepam at .5 mg in the morning, .25 mg in the afternoon, and .25 mg at bedtime. Anxiety has increased somewhat, possibly due to tolerance.




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glad to hear that mlrp...that's exactly why I take such pleasure in sharing this material...we really need it and sometimes it's hard to find. 


keep on keeping on...

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 


withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

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