Do you think a person can recover from mental illness?

@Mickie30 (2633)
December 13, 2006 12:16pm CST
Do you think a person can recover from mental illness? I have on medication and wondered what others thought.
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12 responses
@ahalapia (946)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I believe like any other health condition out there that there is always chances and hope for recovery, although there may be set backs you must continue to believe you will be better in time.
@Mickie30 (2633)
14 Dec 06
Yeah I know how you mean I have set backs every now and then, but I am doing much better.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
13 Dec 06
A great deal depends on the mental illness and what is causing it. Yes some can recover from it especially if it is cuased by a situation, depression, anxiety, things like this. However there are some that they have not been able to treat with any success sadly enough. Some though with the right treatment people can recover. Others might be on medication all their lives but can fuction and have normal lives.
@Mickie30 (2633)
13 Dec 06
I will be on medication for the rest of my life, but I would rather be on medication and lead a normal healthy life than be ill. Thanks for your comment my friend.
@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I believe that people can recover. It just takes finding what treatment works for you. I tried prescription medicine for my depression but it made me worse. After going through 3 diferent meds, I gave up and went to get accupuncture. that along with a homeopathic remedy for depression worked just great. I haven't taken any meds for almost two years now. When I start to feel down i take the homeopathic remedy for about a week and then I am fine again.
@Mickie30 (2633)
13 Dec 06
It is good you are feeling much better and have found something that works for you.
• United States
2 Jan 07
i think so it just takes time and in the long run it will go away and medicine that we have now doesnt hurt anyone
• Philippines
2 Jan 07
Yes, a person can recover from mental illness. He should be helped to have the right attitude towards life and anything. Of course, it's easier said than done but little by little, the patient may face realities and accept facts and adjust to normal life. The Holy Bible can do so many things to help people. Read the Holy Bible and keep on reading. Just open it anytime even if you are not interested to read and God will lead you. May God bless you. SEN
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
1 Jan 07
Well other than depression, I really don't know much about other mental illnesses to make that judgement. When it comes to depression however, I feel that one can recover (this doesn't necessarily mean that they're cured though). In my opinion, recovering just means dealing with the issue so that you can function in everyday life. Someone who suffers from depression because of a chemical imbalance (myself included), you can often recover by taking medicines, getting therpay, or even a combination of these two things. As for the hurt that you experience during your illness, you can't really forget that...but you can recover by moving on and trying to think positively.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Do you mean controlled with medication or completely recover? Most are controllable and as far as being completely recovered, yes sometimes. I have a family member who has a schizophrenia and with prayer she has recovered. She is older too and been on meds about 20 yrs. I suffer from depression. I've tried to go off my meds and have been for up to a year at a time but I had to go back on them. If I were able to do therapy I might be able to go without them, not sure. There are some doctors who belive mental illnesses can be treated naturally in a lot of cases too.
@Tanika (632)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
i suppose it depends upon what the mental illness is. i think you can recover from depression with alot of work and constantly monitoring your distructive thoughts. some more serious illnesses maybe you will always be affected to a degree but they can be managed i think. Tanika.
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
14 Dec 06
yeah, mental illness can be cured. but depends.
@MrsFrizzle (1964)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I am not an expert and am not sure what your specific mental illness is but I know that anything is possible. I used to be very depressed. I had horrible anziety and I also have ADD. I went through therepy took medication for about 2 years and now that it has been a few years of working out my issues, learning how to deal with stress and things that upset me I am living a pretty normal life. I do have days once in a while when I am down in the dumps but other then that I feel great. So I would say your problem may not last forever. Take advatange of the medication but that will not fix it alone you may need therepy as well. I also suggest doing as much reading and research as possible about your specific issues. Good Luck!
@SirPyan (430)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 06
It's all about willpower. If you want to recover, you'll try anything in your effort to achieve recovery. It might also depends on situation, like the level of illness and surroundings. I knew a friend of mine, she's been in great pressure due to her life problems around several years ago. It has burdened her since high school, finally she can't take it anymore. I myself dunno how to help her. Then she started to get treatment with doctors and counselors, thank goodness now she's fine. Don't worry, sooner or later you'll be fine. Just don't forget to follow advices from the experts.
• United States
13 Dec 06
I am sure with the right medication yes it is possible. I have never needed any medication for anything like that but I have a friend who is on depression pills and as long as he takes his medication he is fine