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Old 06-09-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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This thread is about the absurdities of pop psychology Violett.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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This thread is pop psychology though not true "medical" diseases that you can observe under a microscope.
heh, yeah, we're all just "sharing our experiences"...
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Is that something you learned in "group"?

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heh, yeah, we're all just "sharing our experiences"...
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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AA treatment has a very low recovery rate.
uh, not compared to people who get no treatment whatsoever.

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Also talking about how you're a terrible person in front of strangers and then believing in God as the one true higher power isn't scientific or medical.
The field of medicine is meant to help others gain control over their lives through the eradication or minimization of disorders. If talking to "a bunch of strangers" (which by the way, everyone is a stranger when you first meet them, do you NEVER make any new friends? Also, they may be strangers the first time they go, but when they keep going back to the same meetings, they get to really know those people and they become friends) is therapeutic, then yes, it meets the definition of "medicine".

Scientific = being able to duplicate the same results. Many who go to AA are able to abstain. The same results are duplicated.

So, actually, AA is BOTH medical AND scientific.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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This thread is about the absurdities of pop psychology Violett.
Psychology isn't the problem, it's misapplied psychological terms that are the problem, and that is really what I hate because it undermines the field.

A term that grates on my nerves when it's used in correctly is "psycho". Not everyone who acts irrationally has psychosis.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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heh, yeah, we're all just "sharing our experiences"...
I know you're being facetious, but that's exactly my point.

People sharing their experiences with one another helps them to feel more validated. People who don't like hearing that hate the idea that how they see themselves is sometimes dependent upon another person's view, but the truth is humans are social animals and, unless you are a true sociopath, we all need reassurance once in a while.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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Is that something you learned in "group"?

nope, I live amongst the weird
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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"Bipolar." I know it exists, but when people use the term, 9 times out of 10 it's just another word for "moody," "unpredictable" or "overly dramatic."

And "schizophrenic" to mean "two-faced" or whatever the accepted term for multiple personality disorder is now.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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I see nothing wrong with some validation........I'll give you that.

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I know you're being facetious, but that's exactly my point.

People sharing their experiences with one another helps them to feel more validated. People who don't like hearing that hate the idea that how they see themselves is sometimes dependent upon another person's view, but the truth is humans are social animals and, unless you are a true sociopath, we all need reassurance once in a while.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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Hey guys, I SERIOUSLY doubt CPG started this thread in order to solve the worlds problems...it is intended to be a "light" thread...
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