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Re: Depends on your point of view Schess81

Posted by linkadge on September 10, 2007, at 14:07:37

In reply to Depends on your point of view, posted by Schess81 on September 10, 2007, at 0:25:56

>hat I have come to believe is that anti-
>depressants are a brilliant(and maybe even >beneficial) way to package and sell the placebo >effect; as long as we have a medical >establishment that generally believes that these >substances have an effect on the biology of >depression, the lay person who trusts his doctor >will always have a chance to benefit from the >drug. Not because the AD actually targets the >correct biological source of the depression, but >because of his faith in modern medicine hes >likely to benefit from a genuine placebo effect >regardless.


Thats *exactly* my argument. The increased rate of suicide may more reflect a loss of faith in modern medicine.

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