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(Slate)   "Dear Prudence, my wife has started taking antidepressants, and since then she has been cheerful and optimistic. I hate it"   (slate.com) divider line 69
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2013-04-11 02:58:56 PM
5 votes:
Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.
2013-04-11 01:10:34 PM
5 votes:
did she become a woo-girl?


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I had a friend on anti depressants and she bitached that it killed her sex drive. I told her "Honey if we found a pill that made women happy and horny we reclass it to a vitamin and introduce it into the ground water."
2013-04-11 03:47:46 PM
4 votes:

CapeFearCadaver: Dear Prudence,

My bipolar husband decided to get on medications to try and help stabilize him. That's great for him and all but I have daddy issues and am feeling very bored and decently about myself now that he is not constantly berating me over the smallest issue. Sometimes his anger comes through and I can feel the waves of anxiety washing over me like a warm and dark blanket; but then he catches himself and actually apologizes for his behavior. Now that I don't have someone watching my every move waiting me to fark up I am feeling lonely and appreciated. Please help!

Signed, Crazy biatch


Dear C B:

I can't tell you what you should do, but I can tell you what you are going to do. You are going to go out and find another tatted up bipolar lunatic who resembles your husband when he goes off his meds, you are going to bang him for six months behind your husbands back before surprising your husband with divorce papers (he doesn't notice as much now that he's not up in your business 24-7). Then you are going to move in with the new guy and have a joyously abusive time for about three months before calling your ex to come rescue you. By this time he will have gone off his meds and started using drugs again. He won't even be able to rescue himself, much less you.

-Prudence
2013-04-11 03:42:15 PM
4 votes:
I'm 55 now and have known I was bipolar since I was 13. No meds until I was 40 when I was clinically depressed and put on Paxil and Lithium. The Lithium made me mellow out and also "helped" me put on 25 pounds. The Paxil kept me from getting depressed but it doesn't just truncate depression, it truncates all emotion. Look up "emotional blunting" sometime and you'll get the picture. Empathy for others is hard when you're in that state and it's hard to maintain any kind of relationships without being able to feel anything for others.

Paxil also causes the lovely side effect of preventing ejaculation, great for the ladies I guess.

I started real therapy and meditating about two years ago and the combo was starting to help with emotional control. Then last October I was laid off, lost medical benefits and could no longer afford any prescriptions.

I don't miss the meds at all. I've lost 30 pounds and I'm in better shape and have more energy than I've had in decades. The therapy I'd undergone helped me face internal issues. I'm no Birkenstock-wearing granola-crunchy person but the meditation really does help.

But if you need the meds you just need them, irregardless of anyone else's needs. Just be careful that you don't think the meds are a silver bullet.
2013-04-11 03:15:50 PM
4 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.


I had a college friend who went on anti-depressants and it did the opposite.  She went from being down to "OMG We have to party all night!!! If you don't come with me I'll kill myself.  You don't like me.  Nobody likes me.  Let's go out and get wasted!  WOOOOOOO!!!!"

Really bad reaction to the stuff.  Every brain is different, and tinker too much with the chemistry and weird shiat can happen.
2013-04-11 03:10:31 PM
4 votes:
My wife and I had a conversation/thought experiment about this.

First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is better or at least unaffected. Question: Is that okay, or not? If not, how is it fundamentally different from being on psychoactive drugs? What if instead of alcohol, I were a functional drug addict on something harsher than alcohol?

Second question: How much are you allowed to alter yourself chemically before one could say that you are no longer "you"? This is a philosophical question, not a moral or ethical one.
If physical monism is true, then the answer is "as much as you want" because all you are is a bag of walking chemicals.
If (certain forms of) dualism is true, then the answer is tougher - at what point are your actions/thoughts/beliefs so fundamentally different from those that your mind would have otherwise created that your inner mind and your outer expression are no longer meaningfully linked?

One of the reasons why I love my wife is because we have conversations like this. In her opinion, the answer to he first question is that as long as you're not harming yourself or others then it's fine (she's a pragmatist). Her answer to the second question is that it's meaningless because physicalism is true.

In my opinion, my answer to the first question is that it's objectively "better" to attempt to deal with whatever issues "on your own" and actually become a different or better person without needing constant modification, though I agreed it may not be possible (I'm an idealist). My answer to the second question was that it's impossible to answer, but not meaningless because (some form of) dualism is true.
2013-04-11 03:09:31 PM
4 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.


You're thinking of Bipolar medication. Anti-Depresseants just keep you from falling into the pit of self-loathing and hate.
2013-04-11 03:18:57 PM
3 votes:

thatboyoverthere: J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.

You're thinking of Bipolar medication. Anti-Depresseants just keep you from falling into the pit of self-loathing and hate.


The best analogy I've seen is that depression is like wearing "shiat-colored glasses", and taking antidepressants is like removing them.

They certainly don't make one "artificially" happy - we have a name for that condition: stoned. If they could get people stoned they'd have street value, and they don't.
2013-04-11 03:04:52 PM
3 votes:
Letters like this expose the fact that Dear Prudence is an exercise in creative writing and is not to be taken seriously.  No ones personality goes through that dramatic a personality change from an antidepressant.
2013-04-11 05:10:13 PM
2 votes:

dopekitty74: lennavan: I feel like a jerk and don't know what to do. Help!

Stop being a jerk.
~Lenny

P.S.  You're also a dumb fark for thinking your wife would never change over the course of your marriage.

So, let me get this straight. You're dumb if you expect them to change and also if you expect them not to?

/paradoxical!


Nah, you're smart if you expect them to change.  You're only dumb if you expect them to change in a very specific way.
2013-04-11 04:40:37 PM
2 votes:

monoski: paxil


I was on Paxil for several months in college due to an awful brush with panic disorder (multiple panic attacks a day, including one immediately on waking up in the morning).  It was gangbusters at stopping the panic attacks, which was really what I needed.  I was able to catch my breath and let some therapy work.  However, it almost totally removed my ability to orgasm, or to really enjoy much of anything.  My poor boyfriend was very nice about it, but it's hard when your girlfriend isn't really interested any dates.  It didn't stop me from getting horny, which was the most torturous part.  I remember once trying for half an hour, and just as I was getting there we were interrupted.  I actually burst out in tears I was so frustrated.

Psychoactive drugs can really, really help.  They are especially important for illnesses like panic disorder, like bipolar disorder, like schizophrenia because those illnesses seriously screw with your life and all the lives of the people you interact with.  But man, we're new to tinkering with brain chemistry and sometimes all the options for toning down your symptoms suck at letting you enjoy anything.
2013-04-11 04:03:06 PM
2 votes:

gweilo8888: Dear Prudence: My favorite time-wasting website has started taking kickbacks from Slate to run endless links to Dear Prudence columns that are largely fictitious letters written by Slate's staff, so that  a fictitious person called Prudence can write fictitious answers pretending to provide advice while merely bulking out the column inches to fit some more ads in. I hate it.


Dear gweilo8888,

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2013-04-11 03:42:39 PM
2 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.


When I was put on Paxil I had this desperate need to be seen as "fixed" which made me crank up the "look how happy I am" routine. Which eventually lead to "the only way this shiat is going to work is if I take the whole bottle at once". Which lead to a few months stay in a mental hospital while they tried to figure out what is wrong with me.

It could be her "happy happy, joy joy" mood is just an act to reassure everyone around her she is "fixed" now.

In which case watch out because you can only keep that routine up for so long and when it falls it falls hard.
2013-04-11 03:32:15 PM
2 votes:

TheShavingofOccam123: I had a psychology profess who quit marriage counseling after a certain client...

He told a married woman with an unsatisfactory sex life to buy a vibrator. BIG MISTAKE (for the husband).

She found herself (often several times a day), grew a pair and told the husband to get the fark out of her life.

The husband told the counselor "thanks a bunch", agreed to a divorce and was never heard from again. The woman decided she didn't need therapy anymore either.


I'm not seeing why this was a failure.  Being a marriage counselor means fixing things by highlighting problems.  Sometimes that problem is there is fundamental incompatibility and the prudent thing is to not be together any more.  Sounds like that's what happened here.  Mission accomplished!
2013-04-11 03:30:26 PM
2 votes:
Paxil us a hellof a drug. They put me on it before they diagnosed me with OCD and it made me go absolutely bat shiat crazy. Which actually helped them to properly diagnose me because the type if batshiat crazy it made me go was exactly the type of batshiat crazy a person with OCD would go if you pumped them full of that much Paxil all at once.
2013-04-11 03:18:07 PM
2 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.


I've been depressed for years. I don't have "highs". I have rare periods of "not low" when I distract myself with something or other. If you have highs and lows you're probably more bipolar--as opposed to just depressed.

No, I have no degrees in medicine. Feel free to tell me how I don't know what I'm talking about, then sit on your thumb.
2013-04-11 03:17:14 PM
2 votes:
You're supposed to be sad after a funeral, you don't need pills.
2013-04-11 03:15:13 PM
2 votes:
When I started therapy & antidepressants Mrs. Anomaly said she hoped it didn't change my personality. I reminded her that was the entire point.

Since (it's been several years) she's been happy with the changes (mostly consisting of my ability to talk rationally about future plans instead of assuming that any day now, all of us will be trapped in inescapable poverty).
2013-04-11 03:11:21 PM
2 votes:
Dear Prudence,

My bipolar husband decided to get on medications to try and help stabilize him. That's great for him and all but I have daddy issues and am feeling very bored and decently about myself now that he is not constantly berating me over the smallest issue. Sometimes his anger comes through and I can feel the waves of anxiety washing over me like a warm and dark blanket; but then he catches himself and actually apologizes for his behavior. Now that I don't have someone watching my every move waiting me to fark up I am feeling lonely and appreciated. Please help!

Signed, Crazy biatch
2013-04-11 03:08:47 PM
2 votes:
I had a psychology profess who quit marriage counseling after a certain client...

He told a married woman with an unsatisfactory sex life to buy a vibrator. BIG MISTAKE (for the husband).

She found herself (often several times a day), grew a pair and told the husband to get the fark out of her life.

The husband told the counselor "thanks a bunch", agreed to a divorce and was never heard from again. The woman decided she didn't need therapy anymore either.
2013-04-11 03:04:44 PM
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
/Oblig
2013-04-11 03:03:08 PM
2 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.


and they tend to let you not give a shiat about anything.  I think that's more what he's pissed off about
2013-04-11 03:01:09 PM
2 votes:
This is a cover. He's actually unhappy that the anti-depressants froze her loins in a block of ice.
2013-04-11 02:57:46 PM
2 votes:
This shall be a Grumpy Cat thread.

/love that kitteh
2013-04-11 09:29:18 PM
1 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: uttertosh: meanmutton: that was my nickname in highschool: but seriously, who pays for pr0n?

People who like porn but not the gonzo style that makes up the vast majority of free porn?

payed supermodel porn for those whose lifestyles make them as ripped as the male actors. Gonzo for the rest of us slobs.

There's a market for every fetish imaginable. Fat, hairy blokes pounding their evening's 'doggybag' form their bar is much more realistic, thus having a greater appeal to the masses. unachievable goddesses shot in artsy HD? Most guys out there are 'meh' about paying the 50$ a month to see prepubescent (shavenhaven) girls doing things in an overproduced fashion isn't that 'hot', unless you've never had sex (with anything other than you hand). There's a glut in the market for this kind of gonzo, (easier, cheaper to shoot) Mainstream porn companies (looking at you Vivid Video) are all about DVD sales. It's an outmoded concept.

/porn-addict-rant

/POV gonzo FTW

what's gonzo porn? and no I can't google that right now.


Imagine a movie that starts with a guy saying "Hi! I'm Bob, this is Krystle, say hi, and Alexis, say hi, and we're here in a rented ski chalet to express our loving feelings for each other in a special way." No "plot", usually no music, and the special way tends to be quite rough and demeaning.
2013-04-11 09:01:25 PM
1 votes:

vd61: shortymac: vd61: Lord Dimwit: First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is better or at least unaffected. Question: Is that okay, or not? If not, how is it fundamentally different from being on psychoactive drugs? What if instead of alcohol, I were a functional drug addict on something harsher than alcohol?

THIS except me my wife and weed. So, can we declassify that yet?

Actually you should see a shrink because you're probably self-medicating. I highly suggest cognitive behavioral for long lasting results.

Actually I am. Instead of bags a week like when I was in my early 2o's it's now a bowl or two in the am and a bowl at night along with working out and making managable tasks for the day.
Both my therapist and physical rehab said they approve; I've covered this before in past threads.


Oh great! I was worried you were at that "bags a week" stage! Please continue.

/Works at a mental health and addictions hospital
2013-04-11 07:56:36 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: did she become a woo-girl?




I had a friend on anti depressants and she bitached that it killed her sex drive. I told her "Honey if we found a pill that made women happy and horny we reclass it to a vitamin and introduce it into the ground water."


Wellbutrin aka the happy/horny/skinny pill.

I was on a combo of that and Pristiq but always felt muted. I was taken off the Pristiq and since being on Wellbutrin I fart rainbows, actually function, have lost 20lbs and actually want sex instead of tolerating it.

I also had a nasty habit of smoking when I drank alcohol and that stopped too- it makes me ill. Turns out, it's also a smoking cessation drug.

Not a woo girl though.

/WOO!!!
2013-04-11 06:52:02 PM
1 votes:

Elegy: This is a cover. He's actually unhappy that the anti-depressants froze her loins in a block of ice.


I'm rather suspecting he's depressed and finds her cheerfulness bothersome.

TheShavingofOccam123: I had a psychology profess who quit marriage counseling after a certain client...

He told a married woman with an unsatisfactory sex life to buy a vibrator. BIG MISTAKE (for the husband).

She found herself (often several times a day), grew a pair and told the husband to get the fark out of her life.

The husband told the counselor "thanks a bunch", agreed to a divorce and was never heard from again. The woman decided she didn't need therapy anymore either.


It probably was the right outcome.
2013-04-11 06:38:46 PM
1 votes:

bborchar: Wow, what a selfish a$$hole.  "My wife wasn't happy before, but now she is and I hate it"?  What kind of husband WANTS his wife to be depressed?  Does he have a life insurance policy on her and was hoping to cash it in soon?   Honestly, though, it sounds like he is also depressed and can't stand the thought of his wife being happy while he is not.  Maybe he should take something for it :P


Bingo.

That's pretty much it, I think. He sounds like an alcoholic who's wife suddenly finds sobriety and he's lost his drinking buddy.
2013-04-11 05:48:49 PM
1 votes:

Gaseous Anomaly: The best analogy I've seen is that depression is like wearing "shiat-colored glasses", and taking antidepressants is like removing them.


I dont know. I'm depressed sometimes and it can be a bit like wearing glasses like that... But at the same time i like that part of myself. Its the critical and rational side of myself. Its the colder calculating angry bitter mike and damnit if i don't love that guy. The shiat coloured glasses are more like honest reality glasses and to be perfectly honest life is kind of depressing and horrifying. I need a cynical anvil on which to smash the rosy colored lies our society tries to sell every hour of every day.

Those 2 episodes of southpark with all the crap pissed me off. Stan Marsh wasn't wrong when he saw everything as shiat. IT WAS shiat.  As Socrates said "there are no evil truths"...

You cant tell me i shouldn't be bothered by the problems i see in the world. Nobody got anywhere by ignoring the man behind the curtain and blindly following wizards orders.
2013-04-11 05:34:49 PM
1 votes:

UnrepentantApostate: monoski: paxil

I was on Paxil for several months in college due to an awful brush with panic disorder (multiple panic attacks a day, including one immediately on waking up in the morning).  It was gangbusters at stopping the panic attacks, which was really what I needed.  I was able to catch my breath and let some therapy work.  However, it almost totally removed my ability to orgasm, or to really enjoy much of anything.  My poor boyfriend was very nice about it, but it's hard when your girlfriend isn't really interested any dates.  It didn't stop me from getting horny, which was the most torturous part.  I remember once trying for half an hour, and just as I was getting there we were interrupted.  I actually burst out in tears I was so frustrated.

Psychoactive drugs can really, really help.  They are especially important for illnesses like panic disorder, like bipolar disorder, like schizophrenia because those illnesses seriously screw with your life and all the lives of the people you interact with.  But man, we're new to tinkering with brain chemistry and sometimes all the options for toning down your symptoms suck at letting you enjoy anything.


doubled99: Good point. Easy way to test this - how many mass shootings were due to an over-medicated individual?  Count them up.  I'll wait.
Snark aside, nearly every mass shooting is a story of a person who needed treatment (including medication) and DIDN'T get it.  Over-treatment isn't a problem.  Quite the opposite.  Think about what you're typing.  You'll look far less silly.


...and another. I see everyone is indoctrinated.
Go big Pharm!



I'm not a fan of big pharm either, but I tell you what.  When you have an issue of having panic attacks or depression that do not even allow you to function enough to get dressed, come and talk to some of us about indoctrination.
2013-04-11 05:20:03 PM
1 votes:

Khellendros: Good point. Easy way to test this - how many mass shootings were due to an over-medicated individual? Count them up. I'll wait.

Snark aside, nearly every mass shooting is a story of a person who needed treatment (including medication) and DIDN'T get it. Over-treatment isn't a problem. Quite the opposite. Think about what you're typing. You'll look far less silly.


I totally agree with your extreme example.  Many of these people are psychophrenic.  Meds for psychophrenics are known to work pretty well.

But at the same time, many doctors treat depression ONLY with meds.  And instantly get someone on them, without considering non-medication therapy.

This is my experience, at least.

Especially situational depression (no history of depression until a loved one dies, for example).  In my not-being-a-doctor opinion, it seems non-medication therapy is a better road to go down.
2013-04-11 05:07:25 PM
1 votes:

Jerry Westerby: I starting taking Zoloft when my lack of getting laid started meaning I was coming home angry and mean just about every day.  It worked great for me.  My wife still doesn't put out, but I don't give much of a shiat about it anymore.


Jesus, that's sad.  Sorry dude.  Just think, in an age before anti-depressants you might have become a wife-beating alcoholic, or you might have just decided to leave her and gone on to have a happier, more sex-filled marriage with someone else.

/From your three-sentence synopsis of your marriage that you posted above, I'm rooting for the 'leaving her' option
//Seriously, best of luck to you
2013-04-11 04:58:56 PM
1 votes:
ramp.ie
Oh shut up, Neil!
2013-04-11 04:49:00 PM
1 votes:

museamused: I (or someone I know) once took (insert medication name) and it made me (feel better/feel worse/feel exactly the same/hallucinate/experience side effects listed on the label/experience side effects not listed on the label) therefore (everyone/no one) should take (insert medication name).

Did I manage to sum up 98% of this thread?


Only about 60%, 40% of the thread is dedicated to shouting "FAAAAAKE" in Prudie's direction.
2013-04-11 04:42:52 PM
1 votes:
this isn't so odd. if she's happy, and happy being happy, then that's the final judgement.
but if the personality of the person you know changes in fundamental ways, that's really disturbing, and it's no shame to say so.
2013-04-11 04:41:23 PM
1 votes:
SuperNinjaToad:  what's gonzo porn? and no I can't google that right now.

userserve-ak.last.fm
2013-04-11 04:34:01 PM
1 votes:
I remember trying an anti-anxiety drug some years back on the advice of m on-again, off-again ex, because she took a sub-therapeutic dose of paxil and suggested I try something similar. My first shock was when the person I assumed was the skanky admin turned out to be the doctor asked me a few questions, and I realized that I was answering her like a real person instead of someone answering a questionnaire in order to buy drugs.

My second shock was the actual effect, pegged at a month of acclimatization or something. Frankly I'm fuzzy on the details because it was like being on crappy mushrooms all the time. Given how I react to pseudo-ephedrine in cold medication, I probably should never have taken it. Anyhow, eventually the profuse sweating caused a fungal bloom: hands, feed, crotch, everywhere. The skin on my hands was essentially rotting off, and it looked like it, and I didn't feel safe driving to boot.

These days I don't care how much life sucks, so long as I don't have to go back on that medication. So yeah, drugs, your mileage may vary.
2013-04-11 04:32:59 PM
1 votes:

Bruxellensis: Beware if your wife/gf/mistress starts to take antidepressants or anti anxiety pills.  They will lose about half of their libido.

Better mood, less sex.

screw you, laws of inverse proportions


It still may be a net improvement, depending on their previous mood. Lap dances from crying strippers aside, depression itself can kill one's libido (and/or one's partner's).
2013-04-11 04:31:57 PM
1 votes:
From the article just below:
My husband and I are both politically liberal, support public radio, donate to the ACLU, and both have gay and lesbian friends. He thinks it's funny, however, to adopt a stereotypical gay lisp from time to time when telling a story or a joke.


LOL. The article just below is always funnier.
2013-04-11 04:20:46 PM
1 votes:
To the question whether anti-depressants make you happy, he answer is (surprise surprise) depends on the person and the anti-depressant.  I recently went on a low dose of zoloft for seasonal-affective and it made a world of difference.  Made me happier, more outgoing, and even made me feel stronger and put on muscle. (in theory due to an overall decrease of stress and therefore cortisol)  Two of my friends came forward and said they tried Zoloft and it turned them into listless zombies, so it definitely depends.
2013-04-11 04:16:17 PM
1 votes:

gweilo8888: Dear Prudence: My favorite time-wasting website has started taking kickbacks from Slate to run endless links to Dear Prudence columns that are largely fictitious letters written by Slate's staff, so that  a fictitious person called Prudence can write fictitious answers pretending to provide advice while merely bulking out the column inches to fit some more ads in. I hate it.


Gosh, that does sound annoying! Have you ever thought of switching to another time-wasting website, such as Reddit, Jezebel, io9, or Yahoo Answers? I find that most time-wasting websites are just the same stories that have been passed around the Internet like your mom at one of your father's lodge meetings. By the time they get to the sites above, they're already a bit ragged and overexposed, anyway. I doubt your favorite time-wasting website is terribly different from any others, and so the net result would be that you succeed in wasting your time and you get caught up on the absolutely useless information that passes for news, entertainment, and conversation in our modern society.

If you're really sick of it, though, you could always try to aid in creating a big-time comeback for YTMND or eBaum's World, or alternately, you could stick a dildo up your ass and log in to 4chan.

- Prudence
2013-04-11 04:08:15 PM
1 votes:

meanmutton: that was my nickname in highschool: but seriously, who pays for pr0n?

People who like porn but not the gonzo style that makes up the vast majority of free porn?


payed supermodel porn for those whose lifestyles make them as ripped as the male actors. Gonzo for the rest of us slobs.

There's a market for every fetish imaginable. Fat, hairy blokes pounding their evening's 'doggybag' form their bar is much more realistic, thus having a greater appeal to the masses. unachievable goddesses shot in artsy HD? Most guys out there are 'meh' about paying the 50$ a month to see prepubescent (shavenhaven) girls doing things in an overproduced fashion isn't that 'hot', unless you've never had sex (with anything other than you hand). There's a glut in the market for this kind of gonzo, (easier, cheaper to shoot) Mainstream porn companies (looking at you Vivid Video) are all about DVD sales. It's an outmoded concept.

/porn-addict-rant

/POV gonzo FTW
2013-04-11 04:00:52 PM
1 votes:
Between this and the "Kiny Mom" story, what the hell is wrong with some of these guys?

To copy and paste a cliche: Isn't it every guy's fantasy to have an angel during the day and a devil at night?

I know that's why I like my wife.
2013-04-11 03:58:50 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: Yep. just keep handing out mood altering drugs like candy to everyone.
Then wonder why there's so many mass shootings.


Um, the cause of many of those shooting was a lack of strong antipsychotics, not the opposite.
2013-04-11 03:58:38 PM
1 votes:
I was on Zoloft for about a year after a few nasty events had left me depressed to the point where I could barely get out of bed. At least in the first month or two, it really did make me feel a lot more bubbly and a little punch-drunk; it was, as someone else said, like removing shiat-coloured glasses and thinking "Wait! Everything's OK after all! The world is a beautiful place! YAAAAY!" After I got used to it I mellowed out.
2013-04-11 03:52:44 PM
1 votes:

that was my nickname in highschool: but seriously, who pays for pr0n?


People who like porn but not the gonzo style that makes up the vast majority of free porn?
2013-04-11 03:52:06 PM
1 votes:

i found tha a quarterbhcompy: Elegy: This is a cover. He's actually unhappy that the anti-depressants froze her loins in a block of ice.

Paxil is known to do this.

/unfortunate suffering spouse... well, until it became too much(or too little, as it were) and got divorced


I found that a quarter of a 'blue-diamond' each makes all the difference. (yeas... it works with wimmins, too)
2013-04-11 03:50:27 PM
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Yep. just keep handing out mood altering drugs like candy to everyone.
Then wonder why there's so many mass shootings.
2013-04-11 03:45:03 PM
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The Snow Dog: I've been depressed for years. I don't have "highs". I have rare periods of "not low" when I distract myself with something or other. If you have highs and lows you're probably more bipolar--as opposed to just depressed.


Normal people are happy sometimes, and sad other times. Bi-polar is when people experience extremes of each, often switching between them in a matter of minutes for no apparent reason.

The general consensus from those who've spent a long time on anti-depressants seems to be that sure they're not depressed anymore, but they're not exactly happy, either. They experience a sort of dumbness. Just google 'anti-depressants numbness' to see what i'm talking about.
2013-04-11 03:44:15 PM
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Did you see that Grumpy Cat recently had a birthday?

cdn.grumpycats.com

Or that she recently met Anderson Cooper?

lh4.googleusercontent.com
2013-04-11 03:40:38 PM
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Deep Contact: They should bring back Laudlam for housewives.


It's called Vicodin.
2013-04-11 03:39:11 PM
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TheShavingofOccam123: I had a psychology profess who quit marriage counseling after a certain client...
He told a married woman with an unsatisfactory sex life to buy a vibrator. BIG MISTAKE (for the husband).
She found herself (often several times a day), grew a pair and told the husband to get the fark out of her life.  The husband told the counselor "thanks a bunch", agreed to a divorce and was never heard from again. The woman decided she didn't need therapy anymore either.


When I studied chemical dependency counseling, one of the 'typical' circumstances we covered was the alcoholic who stopped drinking--and then left his or her family.  Most therapy is for an individual, but the dynamic affects the entire family.   One case example included a wife who would keep putting the alcoholic's favorite brandy on the same table as always--starting the hour he got back from rehab.    'The status quo must be preserved' is a common motivation.
2013-04-11 03:32:45 PM
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TheShavingofOccam123: I had a psychology profess who quit marriage counseling after a certain client...

He told a married woman with an unsatisfactory sex life to buy a vibrator. BIG MISTAKE (for the husband).

She found herself (often several times a day), grew a pair and told the husband to get the fark out of her life.

The husband told the counselor "thanks a bunch", agreed to a divorce and was never heard from again. The woman decided she didn't need therapy anymore either.


Why would anyone continue going to marriage counseling when they dont have a marriage anymore?
2013-04-11 03:31:03 PM
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I was married to a suicidal cutter. One day she carved words into the bottom of her feet because "God was out to get her." She eventually got better, more through therapy than medication. Once she was healthy she dumped me because my very presence reminded her of when she was sick. What a FUN twenty years that was! I got two great kids out of it or it would have been a total waste of time.
2013-04-11 03:29:30 PM
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Gaseous Anomaly: thatboyoverthere: J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.

You're thinking of Bipolar medication. Anti-Depresseants just keep you from falling into the pit of self-loathing and hate.

The best analogy I've seen is that depression is like wearing "shiat-colored glasses", and taking antidepressants is like removing them.

They certainly don't make one "artificially" happy - we have a name for that condition: stoned. If they could get people stoned they'd have street value, and they don't.


Actually, my experience has been that they can make one 'happy'. At a former gig a colleague's wife took antidepressants which gave her a constantly sunny disposition, even when the situation was not that rosy. We even called her "Happy" behind their backs. I only found this out because one morning I remarked to him that his wife certainly seemed chipper that morning (she came to work with him, then left to do something else), to which he replied something about her being that way when she took her meds on time.

I wanted to crawl into a hole, but he seemed matter of fact about it. And no, I don't what was 'wrong', nor what meds she was on. Kind'a creepy, tho.
2013-04-11 03:27:28 PM
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HotWingConspiracy: You're supposed to be sad after a funeral, you don't need pills.


Yep.  I've had periods of what would clinically be called depression and doctors and therapist are alarmingly quick to suggest drug treatment for what I would describe as situational temporary depression.  Grief of a loved one.  Losing a job.  Bad thing happening to you.

These things are not supposed to be easy to deal with.  But if you are largely functional and progressively improving, then you're dealing with life, not a medical issue.

My mom took antidepressants after both parents died.  Right after.  No waiting a week or two to see how she felt.  Just sad=medication.  All part of the modern mentality that medicine can cure everything.  At least this is just drug therapy and not throwing billions of dollars of risky surgery and medical intervention at dying shells of people.
2013-04-11 03:27:27 PM
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Lord Dimwit: My wife and I had a conversation/thought experiment about this.

First question: Say I was only nice to be around when I was drinking alcohol. I went to a doctor and he monitored my liver functions and enzymes and agreed that I was under less stress and a nicer person to be around when I had three or four beers a day. I don't drive or operate heavy machinery, and my work output is better or at least unaffected. Question: Is that okay, or not? If not, how is it fundamentally different from being on psychoactive drugs? What if instead of alcohol, I were a functional drug addict on something harsher than alcohol?

Second question: How much are you allowed to alter yourself chemically before one could say that you are no longer "you"? This is a philosophical question, not a moral or ethical one.
If physical monism is true, then the answer is "as much as you want" because all you are is a bag of walking chemicals.
If (certain forms of) dualism is true, then the answer is tougher - at what point are your actions/thoughts/beliefs so fundamentally different from those that your mind would have otherwise created that your inner mind and your outer expression are no longer meaningfully linked?

One of the reasons why I love my wife is because we have conversations like this. In her opinion, the answer to he first question is that as long as you're not harming yourself or others then it's fine (she's a pragmatist). Her answer to the second question is that it's meaningless because physicalism is true.

In my opinion, my answer to the first question is that it's objectively "better" to attempt to deal with whatever issues "on your own" and actually become a different or better person without needing constant modification, though I agreed it may not be possible (I'm an idealist). My answer to the second question was that it's impossible to answer, but not meaningless because (some form of) dualism is true.


So in other words you convinced your wife to let you stay buzzed all the time by using a philosophical argument?

High five!
2013-04-11 03:26:44 PM
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They should bring back Laudlam for housewives.
2013-04-11 03:26:22 PM
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EdNortonsTwin: What do you think would be harder? Getting off paxil or getting off a fat wife?


I don't know, but my ex couldn't get off while he was one paxil...
2013-04-11 03:24:31 PM
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Delawheredad: Letters like this expose the fact that Dear Prudence is an exercise in creative writing and is not to be taken seriously.  No ones personality goes through that dramatic a personality change from an antidepressant.


That's my experience with quite a few people.  I've never seen antidepressants do much to anyone.  Heck, most people say they don't work at all.  Or just barely.

To each their own- if they work for you, awesome.  Just not my experience.
2013-04-11 03:18:19 PM
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J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.


Not necessarily true.
2013-04-11 03:16:11 PM
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God-is-a-Taco: These fake letters are getting worse and worse, Prudence.


Real letters wouldn't get any clicks.

I also love it when I open Parade magazine on Sunday and read that people have sent them "letters" asking inane questions that could have been answered in seconds with Google.
2013-04-11 03:12:31 PM
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blatz514: [www.knowmemes.com image 486x578]


That's the first one that has made me lol since the first time I saw him.
2013-04-11 03:10:07 PM
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J. Frank Parnell: Ok, these have to be made up. Anti-depressants don't make people happy and optimistic. They remove the lows and the highs.


Thisis the Dear Prudence article that makes you wonder?

 The question isn't if the articles are made up, it's if the same person writes the Q&A.  Because if so that's some hilarious stuff.
2013-04-11 03:10:07 PM
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If you're going to run fake advice columns, at least dial it up a bit to include werewolves and satanic day care centers.
2013-04-11 03:08:04 PM
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These fake letters are getting worse and worse, Prudence.
2013-04-11 03:03:50 PM
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1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-11 03:01:24 PM
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I feel like a jerk and don't know what to do. Help!

Stop being a jerk.
~Lenny

P.S.  You're also a dumb fark for thinking your wife would never change over the course of your marriage.
 
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