caligatia Posted October 18, 2005 Share Posted October 18, 2005 Back when I was first diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, I joined an online mailing list dedicated to people with the illness. The moderator quickly proved to be a problem. She's extremely anti-psychiatry and anti-meds. She's very aggressive about it, too. If someone posts that they're having trouble with their meds, she jumps on them, saying "meds don't work and you're better off without them." If someone suggests an alternative med, she accuses them of trying to play doctor (when really all they said was "Drug Y worked better for me personally than Drug X, so you might want to ask your doctor about it.") I asked her very politely to stop treating badly those of us who disagree with her. She accused me of attacking her personally and trying to get the list to gang up on her. (Did I mention that she's very paranoid, and appears to need the meds she hates so much?) I just quit the list. It's supposed to be an online support group. Instead, it's the moderator's soapbox. I posted that I'm starting a NAMI support group, and she immediately started posting all these anti-NAMI articles and saying that NAMI treats consumers badly, etc. etc. And I'm sick of it. Every time I try to share with the group, this woman insults me and attacks me. All because I like my medication. Sigh. I just needed to rant. Thanks for listening. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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