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Therapy? No thanks.

Postby number230000 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:37 pm

I know this is a support forum so I'm not surprised by how many people here say they go to therapy, but who else would only go to therapy if forced by the court and even then it would amount to nothing?
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Postby justonemoreperson » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am

Court ordered therapy is very different to elective therapy. I went through it and it's basically a labelling exercise.

Elective therapy could have it's value, not to "fix" a deeply ingrained PD, but to help deal with a particular issue. Some could find it useful to develop a process to deal with aggression or being more productive in certain areas.

Personally, I'm not interested. Mostly because I've never spoken to a medical professional with a common point of reference to me, and so it's largely irrelevant.
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Postby AProphet » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:19 am

"therapy" they ######6 dont belive I could ever diagnose myself with narcissisitc personality, ran no tests, signed me to groups where we play board games and socialize, and just think I made up the whole story about the twin flame and becoming a buddha. While I myself using meditation, analitical psychology and psychodelics have come close to curing narcissistic personality disorder. My advice is DONT EVEN GO TO THE PSYCH. This forum is more effective treatment.
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Postby SelfSerf » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:50 pm

AProphet wrote:"therapy" they ######6 dont belive I could ever diagnose myself with narcissisitc personality, ran no tests, signed me to groups where we play board games and socialize, and just think I made up the whole story about the twin flame and becoming a buddha. While I myself using meditation, analitical psychology and psychodelics have come close to curing narcissistic personality disorder. My advice is DONT EVEN GO TO THE PSYCH. This forum is more effective treatment.


To determine NPD, any therapist shoud just start off with the question.

Ask yourself - is this you or just your grandiosity speaking?

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Postby CuberiorThanThou » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:52 am

Oh look, a "we need no therapy 'cos we're perfect" -thread? Maybe I can pitch in!

I've been in therapy for 11 months, and just now ended it. My reason for entering in the first place was kind of shady. I wished to get certain benefits by doing it, which I managed to get. After that it was just a matter of time before I was going to terminate.

The termination wasn't completely easy, because at some points I felt like it was somewhat useful. However, the therapist wasn't perfect, and I hated the rigid time of 45 minutes per session. Obviously more time would be needed. The net worth of the therapy seemed negative to me, so there it was. Oh boi, I would definitely love it if my energy healer dude would give me therapy. I know it's an impossible scenario, but one can dream on...
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Postby AProphet » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:20 pm

SelfSerf wrote:
To determine NPD, any therapist shoud just start off with the question.

Ask yourself - is this you or just your grandiosity speaking?

Punchline: They´re inseparable.

ha.
ha
h


hahahahh!

No, the psychiatrist realy sucks. All they ever did is told me to stop psychodelics. And I did more or less. But Im also channelling source now, so whatever.
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Postby Manners73 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:14 pm

My main aim for this year was to sort my head out.

Signed up for therapy, had an initial assessment and then the global cough came and it seems my opportunity for therapy has now gone.

I'd love to be able to sit and talk about myself to a stranger for an hour a week. But knowing me I'd embellish it all with magic and would get absolutely nothing from it.
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Postby Akuma » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:34 am

Manners73 wrote:My main aim for this year was to sort my head out.

Signed up for therapy, had an initial assessment and then the global cough came and it seems my opportunity for therapy has now gone.

I'd love to be able to sit and talk about myself to a stranger for an hour a week. But knowing me I'd embellish it all with magic and would get absolutely nothing from it.


Some therapists offer phone and videoconference based therapy - the latter at least might be an option to look into, eventhough my therapist has always told me that at least in the first phase of treatment, patients with narcissistic illnesses need some real person where the withdrawn perception can kind of break itself in (not sure if this makes sense in english).
From what I've hread from others here over the years the hardest problem is having the tolerance for frustration and willpower to see it through long enough.
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Postby Esmoke » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:18 pm

I did my last Therapy session over the phone because of the Covid-19 virus. It’s went better than I would have anticipated, I was able to talk more freely but I agree with Akuma I think it’s important to do a few in person sessions for the therapist to get an understanding of you.
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Postby easiersaidthandone » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:43 am

I've been going to a court ordered psych for a few months now. First appointment I was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and Adhd Impulsive type just off what I'm being mandated for. It was also written that I seemed unreliable. Ok then.

I go to get stimulants prescribed. That's it. I prefer psychiatrists because they're going to stick to medication related questions and aren't going to get more personal like a therapist/psychologist will.

I have no use for talk therapy.
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