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  • #35326
    Alexey Sunly
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    Just would like to share a great article on controversy surrounding the upcoming release of DSM V. Let us know what you think 🙂

    #35419
    anyone
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    Hey Alexey! I’m not able to access the article. I’m not sure if it’s my browser or not, but you would you mind reposting the link? Thank you!

    #35991
    Alexey Sunly
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    #48200
    Fia
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    Can I understand what Buddhism believes about mental illness. I am labeled with Borderline Personality Disorder. Basically, I live in a world of emotions , mostly depression, regret, grief and I guess all negative emotions. There was a time when I had more hope. When I traveled, yet even then there were very bad moments, when I danced, when I ran. Now, I do these things less. I am very unhappy and I am told it is because I haven’t been responsible in therapy. It has been twenty years of therapy. For my condition only one kind has been proven somewhat effective, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and it costs a fortune. My point? I am tired. I have overdosed over 15 times in my life due to pain and suffering and everyone tells me it is only me that can stop it while at the same time telling me I have a brain disorder. I’d like to know what Buddhism would say about this as I feel I have lost my life to it. Thank You

    #48208
    Alexey Sunly
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    Here you go, Fia: http://tinybuddha.com/topic/overcome-your-demons-in-4-easy-steps-o/

    Buddhism is very straightforward, it says that if you want to be happy then practice happiness. If you want to be healthy, then practice health. So, follow those recommendations in the post I linked to if you can, and if you can not then find a person who can help you do exactly that 🙂

    #48217
    Fia
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    Hi,
    Thanks for replying. I ran 8 miles a day 5-6 days a week since I was 18. I also went to the gym. I also went to dance classes , sometimes in the same day, sometimes on the one or two days I took off from running. I am vegetarian . I was also in therapy since 18. Two years ago I was found to have hyperactive thyroid. I was given radiation and then had hypothyroidism. Though I slowed down a lot I still push to exercise. I was always outside. The feelings however have always been the same. Emptiness, confusion, not knowing what I want , and being very needy yet shutting
    People out. I am 41 now, I will say it has gotten not worse but different since 2 years when my thyroid went under. Before I had tons of energy and anxiety and severe bouts of depression leading to overdoses as I could not handle emotional pain. Now, it’s just plain fear and sadness . I don’t drink enough water this is true but everything else I did so how is my brain still not functioning correctly after twenty something years?

    #48219
    Alexey Sunly
    Participant

    It sounds like you might have been stressing your body too much with physical activity… Exercise is only good in moderation. I would suggest you send me your email, and I will send you a food/lifestyle log to fill out so I can find out more details about your habits 🙂 My email is bydesign@yourlifefitdes.ca.

    • This reply was modified 10 years, 5 months ago by Alexey Sunly.
    #48278
    Fia
    Participant

    Hi,
    I sent you my email. Did you receive it?

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