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Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story... linkadge

Posted by SLS on April 20, 2009, at 8:58:31

In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story... SLS, posted by linkadge on April 20, 2009, at 8:11:11

> Do you have any idea what I was saying? I am not saying that some people's mood disorder is not associated with possible hippocamal volume differences, I was only saying that as a general statement this is not true.
> For instance, there are many studies such as this one which demonstrate absolutely no difference in hippocampal volume between depressed patients and normal controls.
> Maybe if you read the exact phrasing of my claim you wouldn't become so unnecssarily inflamed.
> Linkadge

I have been around research clinicians and have conducted my own research long enough to know exactly how pervasive is the opinion that it is indeed worthy of a general statement. I don't expect everyone to agree nor find it a palatable opinion that affective disorders are progressive and perhaps even degenerative if left untreated. However, it is difficult to refute that the severity of early-onset depression increases with age if insufficiently treated.

I guess my statements are merely opinions of opinions. I do apologize that I reacted aggressively to one of your many attempts to discredit me. You have done much worse in the past, so I guess I should cut you some slack.

- Scott




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