Legislator Lin Changzuo (left) invited counselor Zhou Muzi (middle) and writer Ouyang Jing (right) to discuss mental illnesses such as psychosomatic disorders and depression in the third episode of his podcast "Inseparable Wude Temple".

(Extracted from Lin Changzuo's Facebook video)

[Reporter Yang Chengyu/Taipei Report] Legislator Lin Changzuo, in the first episode of his podcast "Inseparable Wude Temple", self-disclosed the past of domestic violence and how to coexist with psychosomatic disorders, which aroused widespread echoes and resonance.

In the third episode of the newly released "Inseparable Wude Hall" this week, Lin Changzuo shared the situation of being trapped by physical and mental illness for many years, using his own experience to call on the public to face up to mental illness and seek medical treatment as soon as possible, and also urged the society to stop bullying the mind. disease patients.

Lin Changzuo's podcast this week invited counselor Zhou Muzi and writer Ouyang Jing to discuss mental illnesses such as psychosomatic disorders and depression.

Lin Changzuo stated that he repeatedly checked the door lock and opened the refrigerator when he was in high school. Later, when it was serious, he had stomach pains, headaches and other problems. For this reason, he sought medical treatment everywhere, but he said frankly: "Faced with a situation that you cannot solve at all things and then life is ruined", quite painfully.

In the end, he followed the doctor's suggestion to seek help from the psychiatry department. After several rounds of trial medicine with the doctor, he finally found a treatment method that suits him.

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Lin Changzuo also mentioned that in the past, he had slowly reduced the dosage until he stopped taking it.

He thought he could stop taking medicine, but a few years later, the déjà vu (a feeling of déjà vu) in his teenage years reappeared, and his head started to hurt again. Would you like to see the psychiatry department?" This time, he decisively went back to report to the previous doctor, and his condition improved significantly.

Lin Changzuo emphasized that medicines for psychosomatic disorders should be tried slowly, and it is normal to spend several months finding the right medicine for them.

He also appealed that although the Ministry of Health and Welfare has set up a 1925 special line, it is not for psychological consultation, and it is still necessary to find a professional psychiatrist.

Ouyang Jing also mentioned that she has been quite depressed since she was a child. When she had a fever, she didn't want to disturb her family, so she even wiped the lymph nodes with alcohol cotton pads to reduce the fever. The attention made her quite painful.

During the middle school period, she was quite dark, often crying for no reason, and thinking negatively about everything. It was not until she heard the word "depression" from her classmates that she went to the psychiatrist to see a doctor.

Fortunately, her mother was a great listener, and at the same time, she was slowly cured through medication.

Zhou Muzi shared from a professional point of view that many people mistakenly believe that mental illnesses such as psychosomatic disorders and depression can be overcome by themselves, but in fact psychosomatic disorders have a great relationship with their own constitution and hormones in the brain.

She took "asthma" as an example. For patients with asthma, the doctor will tell them to take medicine, stay away from places with bad air, not to smoke pollen, and to wear a mask, and no one will think "how can I get asthma", or It is "I want to suck more pollen" to overcome.

Zhou said that if mental illness is treated early and supplemented with psychological counseling, it will be better controlled and improved.

Zhou Muzi also appealed that it is very important for patients with psychosomatic disorders to speak out about their trauma, and keep the trauma as a secret.

She also praised Lin Changzuo's brave actions to speak out these experiences.

Lin Changzuo believes that if even as a legislator, he cannot face up to his past with psychosomatic disorders and domestic violence, more people will feel that speaking out is wrong.

Lin Changzuo said briskly: "I have an additional identity and can listen to the stories of many people. I really think it is a good thing to say it!"

Lin Changzuo also pointed out that there are many cases of bullying mentally ill patients in the society; he himself is unable to join the army because of his psychosomatic illness, but because of this, netizens questioned how to "fight against China and protect Taiwan".

He emphasized that it is not necessary to suffer from physical and mental disorders to be exempted from the military. Taking him as an example, he was judged to be exempted after several re-examinations at that time.

Lin Changzuo also appealed: "If you can't bully people with broken bones or people with cancer, then why bully people with psychosomatic disorders?"

In addition, Zhou Muzi also shared in the book "Shame and Trauma" that in Taiwanese culture, humiliating language, violence, authority, etc. hurt us a lot, including the culture of the Internet sour people.

Today, if a person makes a mistake, in Taiwanese culture, it is to let him know how humiliating it is to prevent such a thing from happening again.

And people who were treated like this in the past will also treat others in the future, and they will continue to replicate this behavior pattern.

However, Taiwanese culture does not encourage everyone to speak out about vulnerability, and it is not easy to accept that other people's emotions and vulnerability can be understood, tolerated, and accompanied, especially for men.

However, Zhou Muzi also reminded that if you want to speak, you should try to choose a safe way.

Some people may want to talk to someone close to them, hoping to be understood and respected; but if the other person is also used to dealing with emotions in a suppressed way, if he hears someone talking, his emotions may also run up and be touched, It will respond with "that's all over" and so on.

It's not that the other party doesn't care about your emotions, but it may be that he also cares and looks flustered, but doesn't know how to deal with it.

As for the sour people culture, Zhou Muzi also explained that if a man encounters injustice, grievance, and is not treated well, because Taiwanese culture does not allow men to complain, it will turn to bullying, often in the form of sarcasm. way to show.

"I think he's so weak, just like I'm weak and being bullied, so he should be bullied like this," Zhou Muzi said, it's a bit like self-abuse, and in the process, Suanmin can gain a sense of control and self sense of achievement.

Ouyang Jing also mentioned that men and women are much less aware of trauma and emotions, and can speak less like Lin Changzuo.

Therefore, psychological care actually has a large number of middle-aged men.

☆In case of violence in cohabitation relationships, the public can call the 113 protection hotline, or seek help from the domestic violence prevention and treatment centers of local governments.