zephyr

zephyr wrote

Reply to by !deleted33977

i first want to admit to not having the energy to plow through kaczynski's citique. but i do believe that hunter-gatherer groups did and those few remaining still do provide for a much more meaningful and peaceful life than what we have on stage now. but in a world of nearly 8 billion people i realize there is no way we will de-evolve to such a way of life. at least not without catastrophe on a unimaginable scale. but that's the direction the 'civilized' world seems to be taking. although one large meteor could make meaningless any effect the human species has had in its brief existence.

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zephyr wrote

can you name 3 religions that do not include belief in a god or some other supernatural entity? the wikipedia article is interesting but it's essentially a summary of intellectual chatter mostly out of touch with the real world. much like classical western philosophy.

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zephyr wrote

Reply to comment by Ashy in is it safe to just stop fluoxetine by Ashy

that's my understanding which unfortunately doesn't qualify for 100% sure. i just spent over an hour searching for some documentation for new york state laws/regulations without success. but i can't imagine any hospital that would admit a minor whose parent was committing them because they stopped taking an antidepressant.

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zephyr wrote

'Unfortunately you are correct that according to the NY State Health Dept, "An individual who is legally a minor (under 18 years old) cannot give effective legal/informed consent to treatment and therefore, conversely, cannot legally refuse treatment." '

this quote refers to the medical treatment of minors by emergency medical people (first responders, etc) in emergency medical situations. it has nothing to do with mental health situations. (https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/ems/policy/99-09.htm)

"Because of such a long half-life, the withdrawal will come later than with others. Brain zaps, mood swings, lethargy, other problems you had from before antidepressants and more. You may inadvertently turn against your parents or snap, without being able to easily control your anger. This danger lasts for months, up to a year. I implore you, if you want to come off the drugs, make sure sure sure you can mask your emotions and not snap whatever you do."

i have never read or experienced any effects like this from fluoxatine. it sounds like nonsense.

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zephyr wrote

fluoxetine is very slowly cleared from the body (over a week to reduce the body concentration by half) so stopping it quickly isn't a problem. no physiological withdrawal. i've been on and off it several times.

you can only be committed if you say you are thinking about killing yourself or you threaten violence to someone else. even if you are a minor, no one can commit you because you stopped taking a prescribed drug.

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