Avoidant Personality Disorder/Medication

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  1. Check out Avoidant Coyote, here’s a link to their memes.
  2. Doing a class presentation on “Avoidant Personality Disorder”, but I’m trying to make it a combination of what the DSM V says and information that is more “real world” accessible, ie. youtube videos produced by people with the disorder, memes, etc. Problematically, I feel like I’m making it too relatable, and half the people paying attention are going to convinced they suffer from it, and the other half are going to be convinced it’s not a “real” diagnosis.
  3. I‘m going through another deep questioning phase with the whole “mental health” system- specifically the abundant pharmaceutical response to every issue a human being could experience, and my own life in relation to that. I‘ve been implementing a more regulated and healthy lifestyle over the last few years. I feel like I didn’t learn much in the way of coping skills in the first half of my life. I think my problems were related more to that and flourid substance abuse rather than organic brain dysfunction. Honestly, the longer you keep me off alcohol/drugs, and the further away I am from unpredictable people, the more stable and predictable my life gets. “Don’t follow me”, as Cee lo Green says.
  4. That was a complicated way of saying “I am tapering off my psych meds. I’ve told a couple people close to me, so if three or four weeks from now, my daily life consists of curling in a fetal position and listening to Sister Morphine on repeat for hours on end, we can deal with that level of dysfunction before things get completely out of control.”
  5. Although, now there could be things legitimately atypical about my brain now based on the amount of weird chemicals that have passed through it and trauma, so that’s something to be aware of, as well.
  6. There is no “baseline performance” for my brain. I just feel like assuming this one specific thing is wrong with me based on a really uncertain history is dubious. Literally, the stuff that could be wrong with me is a)medically nothing, I was my family’s scapegoat/Identified Patient, and in my teen years  Ideveloped substance abuse problems, and have been treated with toxic medication for years for no reason. b) anything from depression/anxiety, bipolar I or II depending on the doctor, or, if it’s friday and you’re feeling festive, borderline personality disorder.
  7. There just seems to be a pattern along the lines of the less chemicals in Joss’ body = the better she operates, ultimately.

4 thoughts on “Avoidant Personality Disorder/Medication

  1. Pay attention please, and be able to get help meds if needed, My sister took her own life because she couldn’t get a script written, that being said, I believe that the majority of medicated conditions can be alleviated with spiritual practice. and or exercise, spending more time outdoors. Those damn pills create their own dependence that is worse in many ways than addiction to narcotics.

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    • I’m sorry about your sister.
      Definitely-I think I’m going to be fine, but I’m still aware, plus I talk to my best friend and sponsor every day, so in case stuff starts getting weird and I’m just not like…handling it, someone else will notice, I guess.
      I agree on medication.

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