When my anxiety first started I pulled a lot of all nighters. I watched infomercials on the Lindon method and another that was a Center for Anxiety. I actually bought the Lindon Method and the flaw that I found (for me), is that they feel as if you can be cured. Which is fine, but it really sets you up for a fall if your anxiety comes back (and I have found, so far, it always does).I hope your parties went OK last night. I had a stressful day yesterday and had the first real anxiety I have had in a while!Take Care
Hey Molly,I agree with you on the "cured" part. There were parts of the movie that I don't know if I totally agree with but I did find his explanation of the amyglada interesting. My parties went well thanks for asking. I am going to do a quick update on it in a new post. What got you so anxious? I am sorry that you have been struggling.
Here's another way of looking at it:The amyglada is indeed an organ that's malfunctioning. You can recondition the mind to react differently to it, but that's not going to "fix" the amyglada. It's a band-aid solution, but you know, sometimes band-aids are necessary.I think that any reasonably intelligent person can come up with their own "Linden Method". And they must, because there's not a drug to fix the amyglada, either. As of right now, there is no cure. At least not one that will work for everyone.If you can mask the symptoms of anxiety, then who cares what the amyglada's doing? Feeling better is the bottom line. His program may or may not work. I have a program for myself that seems to be working reasonably well (it's constantly being refined). Maybe someday I'll publish it and make millions, too.I always tell people when they start taking benzos or whatever that they need to seize the day once the pills start working. Once they get that little reprieve, they need to step back and reassess their life. What's lacking? What needs to go? Make changes.I'm very suspicious of any program that purports itself to be a substitute for medication, and Linden has done that. I remember when I suffered intense panic attacks one after the other for days on end. You can't get your head clear enough to wrap it around any program. In bad cases of A/P, drugs are NECESSARY (at least for a while).You have to be on your toes to fight this thing, and use every tool available to you. Perhaps I'm too suspicious of these infomercial things, I don't know. CBT seems like it would produce the same result. If my method fails (I've gotta deadline) I'm seeking out a psychologist who specializes in it.
I don't know who is right. Daniel Amen says our brains are wonky sometimes, and he also sounds right. But his scans show high or low activity in certain areas of the brain. Maybe someday we'll know.
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