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Re: It doesn't get any better than this? kid47

Posted by Cam W. on May 23, 2001, at 11:18:28

In reply to Re: It doesn't get any better than this?, posted by kid47 on May 23, 2001, at 11:01:01

Hey KiD - Just to add to your first paragraph. I believe that conscious thought (and unconscious though) is brain chemistry. The reason that psych meds are only bandages is that they only "fix" one or two neurotransmitters when it is a complex mix of neurotransmitters, and their supporting molecules, causing the abnormality in the first place. A nondepressed individual, depleted of serotonin (via a tryptophan-free diet) does not become depressed. While it is important to see how these neurotransmitters work individually, I don't believe we can figure out what depression really is until we stand back and look at the whole picture. The neurochemistry of depression is like an impressionist painting. Looking closely at the spots of paint doesn't tell us what the picture is, but it does tell us how the picture was made. To see the subject of the painting, we must stand at a distance from it and see how those paint spots translate into something we recognize.

Further blathering - Cam




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