I’ve become convinced we will never make a cure for MI when someone has already gotten it or is prone to it. Though scientists are starting to be able to modify genese before birth like the movie gattaca and I find hope in that, though I feel there could be many problems with it and could result in genetic fate for all humans ultimately turning us into genetically modified working machines. Would people want that? Makes me question the universe/the creator.
Seeing as how were all slaves to the laws that govern us. I would dislike that babies or people for that matter would succumb to big governments and become genetically modified work horses. If I wrote down all my questions for the creator or in my words supreme deity I’d have journals full of materials that would span weeks getting answers to, but I’m so hopeful.
Im hopeful too. But with hope I’ve found often it ends up in dissapointment. Sorry Im sort of a pessimist but I agree with you on genetically made humans for the government. Only hope I have is that there is a larger reason behind people genetically predisposed for destruction of self.
We’re going to have cheap robots for work. We’re going to need people who can think of new things. I’m excited about the future, so expect advancements that tweak intelligence.
I don’t know the brains structure is just so complex. I mean it’s a big 3 dimensional processor. Sure there are regions which to do this or that… but there are also cases that show the extremes of what neuroplasticity can allow.
Most people like to say it’s just a chemical thing. It’s more than that though, otherwise anyone would prone to having schizophrenia… which isn’t the case very few people do and there are people out who treat their bodies and minds like ■■■■ their whole lives…
It’s cognitive, chemical, and neurological, also ideological a lot of the time.
It’s kind of like traveling to the stars though… so long as we don’t destroy ourselves… we have a chance at figuring it out. if we last long enough we will inevitably figure it out.
They will never find a cure? They will , eventually.
Suppose there was a cure. How do you get a schizophrenic to take it? To me it seems that persuasion towards insight will remain key. Yes one could be medicated by force, and this might be an effective option in some, possibly many cases. Aside from the usual ethical issues surrounding forced medication, I think it would be so much more satisfying to all involved if a patient could reach insight without being forced. This may be impossible for many patients, though such a claim is hard to prove.
I don’t know if they will cure it… my brain is my brain… you can’t cure me from my own brain…
But better methods of helping people function and over come this illness… accepting different paths so who ever is hit with MI can still achieve what they want to achieve…
I think that will happen very easily.
My Uncle functioned better then my Granddad… I now function better then my uncle…
When I see young people get on these boards who got help early and didn’t go through years of med tinkering… and years of no help… they seem to be doing better then I am… it just means…
New therapies…new meds… new approaches… it’s all working.
Im not even asking or hoping for a cure at this point. Even just a med that doesn’t make me feel like I need to move every second or my body will implode, or makes my stomach feel like its eating itself. That would be nice. I mean a cure would be amazing but i like baby steps
What does MI mean?
Mental Ilness. Im just using it as a very broad term
Well I don’t know if they will ever find a cure. But maybe the will. I will wait and see.
@kazuma Hello! I’m new to this site! Was diagnosed 3 years ago.Even though there is no cure now, I believe there might be one in the future (near or distant)!the only things that don’t have a cure are aging and death! I’m really pessimistic too but it would be such a relief if they found a cure for sz!your name sounds Japanese! Are u from Japan?
Sz is pretty likely too complex and caused by too many too widely variable factors for there to ever be a “common cure.” BUT, progress is being made on both medicinal and psychotherapeutic fronts. The upshots, however, are virtually all in “improvements in coping” by means of both medicine and coping skills acquisitions.
Get a copy of this book and read it. Have your family read it, too.
If one needs a professional intervention, tell me where you live, and I will get back to you with leads to those services.
Get properly diagnosed by a board-certified psychopharmacologist who specializes in the psychotic disorders. One can find them at…
Work with that p-doc to develop a medication formula that stabilizes your symptoms sufficiently so that you can tackle to the psychotherapy that will disentangle your thinking from reality effectively. The best of the therapies for that currently include…
DBT – http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
MBSR – http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
ACT – https://contextualscience.org/act
MBBT – https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/introduction-mind-body-bridging-i-system
10 StEP – http://pairadocks.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-10-steps-of-emotion-processing.html
the even newer somatic psychotherapies like…
SEPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
SMPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorimotor_psychotherapy
or standard CBTs, like…
REBT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy
Schematherapy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_Therapy
Learned Optimism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_optimism
Standard CBT – http://www.beckinstitute.org/what-is-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/About-CBT/252/
Welcome! i’m actually new here too. And no I’m American and my username isn’t my real name. I just liked it cause it means true harmony which is something I’m trying to achieve and comes from an anime I really like called summer wars. Movie itself wasn’t that great but the character designs were awesome and ever since seeing that movie the bunny rabbit (kazma/my profile pic) has kinda been following me around sometimes. Keeps some of the bad thoughts away, my spirit in physical form i guess. Its a complicated long story but if i ever have bad thought ninjas come around i get my bunny friend to kick ass. Im really weird i know lol. I do really enjoy Japanese culture as a whole. And Im a college student currently so I have to take 3 semesters of a language and next semester Im gonna start Japanese. I might even major in Japanese studies or psychology idk. But on the topic of a cure. Like hell yea it would be awesome but what if taking it makes you blind to some truth. What other people call delusion I call creative insight.
Cool! I like Japanese culture too, it’s really nice! I lived in Japan for 3 years. The people there are great! I like watching anime too, but since my diagnosis I can’t concentrate on the subtitles so I stopped watching! I hope u feel better soon though! Nice to meet u.
Well Obama rolled out some new science thing where they are basically mapping the human brain. It’s called the BRAIN Initiative. They aren’t investing billions like they do other things and they say it’s going to take longer than the Humane Genome Project which took about 20 years, so it’s like I said, maybe they will, maybe they won’t. Time will tell. I just hope we will be the first to do it, but that belief is unfounded as we have sadly been lacking in development across the board.
This explains more about it. https://www.whitehouse.gov/share/brain-initiative