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Re: It doesn't get any better than this? Cam W.

Posted by Marie1 on May 23, 2001, at 23:49:13

In reply to Re: It doesn't get any better than this?, posted by Cam W. on May 23, 2001, at 2:44:09

I join most of the previous poster in lauding you - sincerely. You are very much of a giver to people in need of your expertise. I think that you, through your unselfish efforts in providing knowledge to those of us who are clue-less, and in your own time with nothing expected in return, is true humanitarianism at its best. That said, I have to tell you that I disagree that your assertion that people can't rely only on drugs to "cure" their mental health problems (although frankly, who gives this message to the average consumer but the drug companies themselves). Is it concievable to you that some people have a strictly biologically based depression? When I first started taking prozac in 1995, I felt I was cured (as long as I continued taking the drug). At this point, given the incidences of major depression, I realize the best I can hope for is remission. But to me that is semantics; the end result of feeling normal again is the only requisite. I'm not so sure that people who only have the biological type of depression either need or benefit from talk therapy. It isn't a matter of having to work hard in talk therapy to regain a sense of normalcy. In my case, that occurred about 3 weeks after beginning prozac. And I stayed okay until I quit taking it. I also understand that I'm one of the lucky ones who do respond to ADs. But those who don't shouldn't be castigated and made to feel it's their fault they remain depressed despite the plethora of drugs available.





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