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February 05, 2009


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Alison Hymes

In the United States, every person should have access to a community mental health center which are divided into "catchment areas", some very large as in rural areas, some quite geographically small as in big cities. They all serve people regardless of insurance although with cut backs in funds there may be a long waiting list and some centers don't provide therapy due to priorities elsewhere or lack of reimbursement. Should be in the blue pages of your phone book under "mental health" or in the local government pages.


Psychosis, the most serious form of mental illness, is defined as a state of profound disconnect between the patient's mind and the surrounding reality. The term 'schizophrenia,' coined in 1911 by Manfred Bleuler, literally means 'split drives,' and it refers to the fact that the patient fails to exhibit normal emotional responses to surrounding circumstances. So, since having CKD5 is objectively one of the most negative experiences a human being can suffer, the patient who reacts to that objectivity with anything other than depression is psychotic. Brainwashing patients out of that state with mental training techniques makes them artificially psychotic in an effort to combat depression. Indeed, some theorists have posited that depression is so painful that psychosis may develop naturally as a protective response to profoundly negative experiences which cannot be escaped. For my part, I would rather remain sane and depressed over the depressing reality of a living death on dialysis than suffer the characteristic symptom of schizophrenics, which has been described as 'la belle indifference,' with regard to extremely negative circumstances.

BILL PECKHAM RESPONDS: This sounds like self aggrandizement Someville ... rationalization of who you choose to be in the face of adversity, rather than anything interesting to say about other people faced with severe kidney disease.


Thank you very much for the information provided

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