MissHazel Posted May 4, 2013 Share Posted May 4, 2013 Two disclaimers: I know that a doctor should always be consulted and medical care offered before messing around with the brain with pheromones. My friend is under the care of a shrink and getting medication, and this is more of a general question since I probably won't be getting her pheromones for awhile if at all. and, I'm writing all this stuff but it's not so much a specific "what to do in this case?" question-- though suggestions are appreciated. I guess I'm putting this out there because it's what I've been thinking about but I've also been curious if, aside from depression, anyone has succeeded with using pheromones with other mental issues. I understand mental illness can still sometimes be taboo so I'm not trying to make anyone feel uncomfortable. I often put things as "my friend" (though that's not the case here) when I want to have an increase anonymous buffer on the internet. *** I have a girlfriend who I love to death but she has got so many issues she's like a caricature of a spazzed out chick. I know that open windows and maybe heart's ease would help with her anxiety, but she also has to content with OCD (the ultimate [unwanted] focus potion!) ADD (which I guess sometimes that would be good for focus potion), self-esteem issues but only sometimes, and a bunch of other things. She used to think she was bipolar (and maybe that's still possible) because she'd have manic/depressive swings. She's seen a therapist and gotten anti-depressants when she's had the money for it (and luckily now she's on military insurance so yay for that) and I think she's less manic now that she's not taking drugs (party girl.) I was chatting with her the other day and she says she thinks she has border personality. "Persons with BPD are often uncertain about their identity. As a result, their interests and values can change rapidly. They also tend to view things in terms of extremes, such as either all good or all bad. Their views of other people can change quickly. A person who is looked up to one day may be looked down on the next day. These suddenly shifting feelings often lead to intense and unstable relationships. Other symptoms of BPD include: Intense fear of being abandoned Cannot tolerate being alone Frequent feelings of emptiness and boredom Frequent displays of inappropriate anger Impulsiveness, such as with substance abuse or sexual relationships Repeated crises and acts of self-injury, such as wrist cutting or overdosing" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001931/#adam_000935.disease.symptoms I don't think she's done any self-injury except in terms of sometimes having body-dysmorphic behavior, i.e. eating very little, exercising a lot, and not seeing that she's very skinny. For the most part she's not as bad as she used to be (she had anorexia in her teens) and keeps herself at the light end of normal weight. Anyway, I know her problems are way too serious to probably be treated with pheromones but I have to wonder if some things like her anxiety or depression would be helped. She tends to choose bad partners (not wanting to be alone, and also her impulsiveness makes her easily bored which strikes out most "nice" guys. The only plus side is she gets sick of the bad boys too, it just takes longer,) but I do remember one guy she told me about (she and I used to be roommates so I'd run into him sometimes) where she said it was like she could smell the testosterone coming out of his pores when he was angry (he was a total bull of a person: short fuse and would get angry a lot), physically exerting himself, or sexually excited. She tried to explain what that smelled like, but basically even though she didn't have anything in common with the guy she did stick around for a little while and I'm sure it was the testosterone. He was actually really interesting to think about in terms of testosterone-- he wasn't exactly jealous but he was insanely protective. I'm still convinced that now, years later on, if she came out of the blue and asked him to, he'd kneecap someone for her if not worse even though I generally think of him as a nice, mostly mellow guy. Kind of a "Hulk SMASH!" situation except in this case Hulk was raised to put women on a platform and treat them really well. In any event, that's what I've been thinking about: Mental Illness and pheromones. Ideas or experiences anyone? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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