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Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated?))SAM

Posted by ttee on September 12, 2007, at 0:31:09

In reply to Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated?))SAM, posted by sam123 on September 11, 2007, at 22:40:36

I think it is appropriate to recall that even when the pills "work, they don't cure mental illnesses, they merely reduce some of the symptoms of the problem. Perhaps the meds help some get a jump-start leading to recover from other means. We certainly cannot deny that certain drugs affect mood in a positive or negative way, or long term vs. short-term changes. You cannot tell me that when I drink a few beers and I feel a lot better that that is a placebo effect. I am sure the same could be said about someone taking cocaine. I would imagine the acute antidepressant response of Cocaine vs. Placebo would be well defined. What I wonder is if the AD's, like other drugs, are diminished over a longer time frame, due to tolerance. I think that most all of the AD clinical trials for FDA approval are for less than 8 weeks. What happens after 8 weeks? I guess that is what leads us to Babble.


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