Bill,
 
It is not a bubble. Your view is another case of anti-science. I say may or may 
not be antidepressant that works for DP. He should consult a good physician.
 
Anthony

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From: billsm...@hhs1963.org <billsm...@hhs1963.org>
Subject: RE: [Zen] I did like the story.
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, 21 August, 2010, 10:28 AM


  





Anthony,
I hate to burst another one of your bubbles, but medicine rarely ‘cures’ 
anything.  Most medicine merely masks the symptoms.  The disease is still there.
…Bill!
 



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Anthony Wu
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2010 4:37 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
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If OCD results from physical abnormalities, it should be able to be cured or 
corrected by medicine. That may or may not be antidepressant. Years ago, it was 
believed that depressant is caused by 'all in the head', but now it is being 
treated with the help of medicine. I think medicine plus mental correction 
should be useful.

 

Anthony

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From: billsm...@hhs1963.org <billsm...@hhs1963.org>
Subject: RE: [Zen] I did like the story.
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, 20 August, 2010, 6:34 PM

  



DP,
 
Like I said in a previous post, I think zen practice can help ameliorate the 
effects of OCD, but not cure it.  From what I understand OCD is the result of 
some kind of physical abnormalities – like a chemical imbalance in the brain or 
a ‘wiring’ difference.  Whatever it is, OCD is your reality – like diabetes or 
lactose intolerance.  It’s up to you to make the most of your life, not just IN 
SPITE of OCD, but in part BECAUSE of OCD.  It’s a feature you have.  Embrace it 
and learn to enjoy life with it.
 
As far as it being ‘all in your head’, OCD is not all in your head, but how you 
deal with it is.  You could liken it to being deaf or having only one leg.  You 
can pity yourself for the ‘disability’, or you can accept it, embrace it, deal 
with it and get on with the only life you have – this one. 
  
…Bill! 
  



From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
DP
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 4:44 AM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Zen] I did like the story.
  
  




IT does put things into perspective. I'm liking this place more than the other 
forum I was on. :)

What frsutrated me about it was that some people felt that what they were 
quoting was so profound that they didn't need to even respond to me. Stuff like 
"fear of death is fear of life" didn't really do much for me. Your stories, 
however, do give me a unique perspective.

Also, I appreciate that people here, while not neccesarily understanding OCD, 
are at least ready to believe it's a real disorder and not just "all in mmy 
head."


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