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Re: Cymbalta, other psychotropic drug and brain damage bearfan

Posted by morgan miller on August 8, 2010, at 10:02:29

In reply to Re: Cymbalta, other psychotropic drug and brain damage, posted by bearfan on August 8, 2010, at 4:05:54

> I'm not even going to read the article, but there is probably some truth that, over long term, the drugs negatively effect the brain and cognition. Although guess what, leaving depression untreated also has adverse effects on brain and body. I agree if you have a mild depression that doesn't affect your functioning stay away from these things. Although being bedridden is no better.

I agree. If you only have mild depression or anxiety, can function at a normal level, hold down a job, and go out with friends, you should probably find natural alternatives.

I don't believe that all psychiatric medications do damage in the long run. There just is no evidence yet that this is the case. Like BB said, our brains suffer damage as we age anyway, so it might be difficult to quantify how much damage a medication MIGHT be doing over the long haul, at least until better ways of examining the brain are developed.

And yes, chronic depression and anxiety may do more damage than many medication may ever do.


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