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Re: That was well writtain.

Posted by jerrympls on July 28, 2005, at 20:41:28

In reply to That was well writtain. med_empowered, posted by linkadge on July 28, 2005, at 20:28:18

> That post was extremely well writtain. That summs up my stance.
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> I am not against the idea of an "antidepressant". We need to find a middle road. When people start to backlash against them, they often make comments that are somewhat of an exageration. But when doctors try to defend against such comments they tend to build the drugs up into something they're not. The truth is somewhere in between, where exactly is a mystery.
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I do agree as well. The idea that serotonin is the "magical" cure-all for depression is narrow thinking and it's absurd that doctors and researchers have become complacent with this theory. There are SO many more neurotransmitters from acetylcholine to nicotinic to opioid - not to mention other systems within the brain - i.e.: the HPA balance, the role of cortisol, testosterone and estrogen - and how these other systems tie in with each other - they all for a symbiant circle.

Psychiatry is basically an artform - and most of the time it's just a doctor taking a stab in the dark.

If we truely lived in a 'Prozac Nation' - wouldn't we all be doing just great? I think it's also important to point out that just 5-10 years ago psychiatrists & drug companies were saying medication helps 80-90% of depression sufferers - and now they can barely support evidence that indicates only 70% are helped - if even that much.

THey've been stabbing in the dark for too long - it's time for them to try and find a light socket and screw in a lightbulb.

Jerry


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