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TOPIC TITLE: Only a chemical imbalance
Created On 2/14/06 10:52 PM
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soome16
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2/14/06 10:52 PM
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I am of the strong opinion that Depression and Bipolar, is purely biological, chemical, physical, cannot be controled at all without drugs. No theories, therapies, meditations, positive cognitive help will do anything to cure the purely physical illness. The only thing that can help is G-d and Meds.
 
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Torsalicious613
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2/22/06 3:10 PM
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soome, i believe g-d is more than just physical. you're delving into spirituality here, which i believe lies more in attitude than physiciality. yes, g-d made our physical bodies. but the way you think can influence how you are too, and your relationship with g-d, who is the ultimate healler, will reward you in time if you show enough faith in him. this soome, i believe is attitude. meds can help. but there's nothing physical about attitude. it's a choice that can affect our physical bodies. but it is still a choice that we must make consciously with our minds, physical or not-- more emotional than physical, i believe. i believe and will always believe your attitude is 99.9% of the battle. yes there's physicality-- but that, i believe, is only .1% of the equation. you can disagree, as my mom does. but only you know the power of your own mind. i know i am starting to know the power of mine, and sometimes, it's friggen amazing what we can do!

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theRabbi
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Because bipolar is a chemical imbalance, as a result, it needs to be balanced. This can be accomplished primarily through medicine, but also through good thought processes. Getting to know yourself with this imbalance and learning how to cope with who you are, as you are, is also important.

Your thoughts do affect the chemical makeup of your brain.

In Sefarim it is written that positive thinking can change the future. I know that now the world is also coming to recognize this, as many articles were written. Like for example if a person has bipolar and they are concerned that they will find the right cocktail of medicines to control it, you may think that one's thoughts have no effect in this. But the truth is that when a Jew thinks positive and has trust in Hashem that things will work out, that will itself be considered proper effort which will bring the blessings of the needed or desired effect.

So just like you see there that thought process can help the physical situation, maybe we can compare that also with this physical chemical imbalance, that certain ways of thinking and getting the proper perspective and guidance from a objective professional standpoint, can actually correct the imbalance.
 
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Torsalicious613
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3/16/06 12:27 PM
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very well said, rabbi

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