Tokyo Mango's interview with the Dalai Lama's youngest brother

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16 Responses to “Tokyo Mango's interview with the Dalai Lama's youngest brother”

  1. Heather Bestel says:

    He sounds very balanced to me – how ironic.

  2. soupisgoodfood says:

    I don’t doubt that. I’m just saying that drug therapy is more effective when combined with another therapy, such as CBT. Combined drug and non-drug therapies have consistently proven to be more successful than either one alone. In this case, Buddhist philosophy is the non-drug therapy.

  3. mutantcarrot says:

    Very down-to-earth, if it can be called that

  4. CastanhasDoPara says:

    Apparently you can use lithium as rat poison too. Just sayin’.

  5. Takuan says:

    overdose them so they get depressed and suicide?

  6. becsplusmolly says:

    You can be as theoretical as you like about lithium. Personally it saved my life. I found this article interesting though he doesn’t touch on his bipolar disorder.

  7. soupisgoodfood says:

    Moon: so you don’t believe in cognitive behavioral therapy? Only drugs can resolve a persons problem? Seems to fly in the face of about every test and professional opinion I’ve ever heard.

  8. Milarepa says:

    Im completely baffled by this post.
    Deeply affected I’m looking forward to the complete version of the interview!

  9. Takuan says:

    seems sensible

  10. TEKNA2007 says:

    how un-Bushlike

  11. Nelson.C says:

    Wait, he found inner peace by reading the news on the internet? Strange, it usually has the opposite effect on me.

  12. Moon says:

    I’ll bet the “peace” he found was 99% Lithium, .99% Buddhism and .01% reading news on the internet.

    Hahahahaha!

  13. Moon says:

    Moon: Ever taken lithium? Many bipolar sufferers don’t like it because of the way it makes them feel. I suspect the Buddhism had a much larger percentage to play.

    You mean a Placebo effect? I suppose Buddhism could supply that.

  14. randee says:

    I’d love to read more of this, but the link crashes my Firefox 3.

    Just wanted to report it in case y’all know of why that might be.

  15. soupisgoodfood says:

    Moon: Ever taken lithium? Many bipolar sufferers don’t like it because of the way it makes them feel. I suspect the Buddhism had a much larger percentage to play.

  16. RJ says:

    I really like this guy’s perspective on things. He seems like a no-bullshit, matter-of-fact kind of man. He isn’t pretentious. I can respect a guy like that.

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