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Re: Why your medicine WILL help you. Vale

Posted by Jay on December 4, 2006, at 17:09:49

In reply to Why your medicine may not help, posted by Vale on December 4, 2006, at 15:54:34

> The hypothesis that depressive states are an adaptive strategy having evolved over the entire evolution of mankind holds largely true in my opinion( Please note I am entitled to an opion here) Any attempts to subvert such a potentialy usefull inbred condition by pharmacalogical means would in the longterm be largely ineffective, While the modest batch of lame antidepressants/mood-stabilizers and anti-pychotics we have available today may provide transitory (imagined or real)relief to a sub-set of " patients"
> It holds largely true that attempting "cure" the so called pyschopathologies of our time with man made chemicals are destined to fail, at least in the near to distant future. We simply don't know enough about the most complex organism in the known universe, ie. THE HUMAN BRAIN.
> In the future 90% of the chemicals mentioned on these boards will be regarded as sinister state sanctioned experiments, little more appealing or effective than Leeches and blood letting techniques of the middle ages.
> Sorry guys,
>

First off, MAJOR depressive states are about as part of our evolutionary needs as cancer. And yes, you are entitled to your "opinion" (Minor depression helped people reflect, gain important insight, and when to retrieve years ago. . This is NOTHING like MAJOR depression, though.)

Second, medications and therapies have ONLY ever claimed to be a therapeutic "band-aid" to problems. If you go on Prozac, then you lose your job and house, you will be just as unhappy as others.There is *no* cure, and I believe nobody ever has said such.

3rd, There will be better treatments, but I doubt a "cure" in the near future. Look, the point here is SYMPTOMS...tame those symptoms, and we can lead great, fulfilling lives.

Jay


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