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Lou's response-phatahmoarghanna hansi555

Posted by Lou Pilder on May 15, 2010, at 11:42:27

In reply to ADs doing more bad than good? R. Whitaker, posted by hansi555 on May 15, 2010, at 9:04:29

> I loked a bit more at Robert Whitakers work
> and I know he is trying to sell a book about the subject but even so, there is at least some scientists out there who have made studies showing that ADs could do more bad than good in the long run:
>
> http://www.madinamerica.com/madinamerica.com/Depression.html
> Try and look at some of the links to the articles.
>
> For me personally this could make sense as my uni-polar depression will not go away by it self after 2,5 years of treatment.
>
> How many people who suffered a moderate-major dep episode do you know of that eventually tapered off meds and stayed well?
>
> My psyc keeps saying: When no symptoms in 6 months you can start to consider to tapper off.
> But I never reach this, it seems, could be me doing something wrong with my life, stress etc., but I always fall back in some dark holes before I reach this symptom free level. It feels like a fata morgana - it will never happen...

hansi555,
Thank you for posting the link to the articles.
You wrote,[...studies showing...in the long run...this could make sense...how many..do you know...fall back...].
It sounds as if you are wanting to be freed from depression and have thought that by taking chemicals into your system that your depression would be gone, or cured, or some other way of looking at it, but that now you have doubt about that.
There is a lot of research concerning the placebo effect in relation to the taking of psychotropic chemicals.
A question that your post raises is, could the taking of antidepressants lead to a worse situation in relation to depression?
more...
Lou

 

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