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  •  This is a big problem in our (2+ / 0-)
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    churchylafemme, Betty Pinson

    country, is making people with a physical illness accept a mental health DX in order to avoid homelessness.  This is insane!  And that is what Social Security Disability does this to everyone.  

    It not always the illness that causes the depression, but the lost of quality of life, and having your security threaten, such as losing your home and all your savings you have worked for in a lifetime because you got sick in this system.  Not only that but facing your own mortality is a scary process that in our youth and beauty culture we don't talk about or address in a healthy way.  

    Accepting a major depression DX will not help her financially.  

    Sometimes when life throws you a curve ball, throw a spit ball back at it.

    by zaka1 on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 09:00:03 AM PDT

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    •  I am totally with you. (2+ / 0-)
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      churchylafemme, zaka1

      I too am really aware of what this can do, but sleeping on the street or under a bridge aint so good either.

      Torture good, Marijuana bad.
      Doc in the Twitterverse

      by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 09:42:18 AM PDT

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      •  I agree with you as well, (2+ / 0-)
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        churchylafemme, Betty Pinson

        I just feel that forcing a DSM DX on physically ill people is like blaming the victim for getting sick.  Depression is over used, many times people are mourning or going through an adjustment period.  Or they are depressed due to their circumstances, but a major depression DX is heavy duty and will follow that person for life in their medical records.

        Sometimes when life throws you a curve ball, throw a spit ball back at it.

        by zaka1 on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 10:33:08 AM PDT

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