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Re: Nichole, I'm with you!!

Posted by loosmrbls on May 18, 2001, at 8:11:12

In reply to Nichole, I'm with you!!, posted by sandhi on May 16, 2001, at 10:50:38

Indeed, opiate receptors may play a role -- and some people speculate that those who cut themselves do so to release endogenous endorphins and other chemicals that bind to opiate receptors and reduce pain.

THC has also been speculated.

However, I have one question. Has anyone had good, LONG-TERM success with these drugs releiving depression and bringing one into "euthymia" and functionality?

I can only see one road with these drugs: (1) Sedation and at least a mild impairment in daily functioning (2) Tolerance (if not addiction) (3)a large potential for overdose.

My experience has been that these drugs mask, not relieve, depression. And that's only short-term. I hardly see opiates as a life-affirming cure for depression. Ask the Chinese.




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