Can people really recover from/be cured from mental problems? This has been on my mind a lot lately. Sitting waiting on news about my ssi, what doctors say, what my mom says, what I seen of other people, and everything has been laying heavy on my mind. I know some people have great success overcoming their mental issues with medications but I dont. I know some people have wonderful breakthru's with therapy but I dont. I know some people who can eat healthier and get more activity and have some big changes but it doesnt work that way for me. I improve a little with activity and better eating but it doesnt work wonders like some people seem to think it does. The pdoc I see (who works at the doctors office my mom does) says that disorders like mine are cycling - some good, some bad, some inbetween - never goes away is what I took his long answer to simply mean. So how about it -Can people be free of their mental problems for ever or do they stay forever only sometimes hiding from us?