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Yeah Cisco, It's Reverse Logic

Posted by spike4848 on December 24, 2001, at 9:22:24

In reply to Re: Disease vs. Disorder - Elizabeth/Cam/anyone?, posted by cisco on December 23, 2001, at 23:20:48

> My Two Cents on the Subject:
> Our understanding of the Human Brain, and the effects of PsychoPharmacological substances, is still in its infancy, to say the least. Reading the literature about any of our currently prescribed AD's Confirms it: "Although the precise mechanism is unknown, it is is BELIEVED, or ASSUMED, or APPEARS that Drug 'X' works by...." Talk about a crap shoot. Did the researchers just trip over these compounds by accident? Hey, if Fluoxetine, or Riboxetine or whatever kinda works, lets just run all similar molecules, maybe we'll get lucky...

It is reverse logic. So we don't know what causes depression ... that's a fact. We know in a test tube .... granted a test tube .... that prozac blocks the reuptake of serotonin. And these is done on rat neurons, e.g. synapisomes. Then we take this huge leap of faith and say serotonin is involved in depression. It may have nothing to do with depression.

The last time this happened Dr. Benjamin Rush discovered "capillaries." He then assumed all disease was cause by "overactive capillaries" and the cure to disease was blood letting. That why doctors use to take pints and pints of blood from patients. Actually, it turns out that is how one of our Presidents died. Good old George Washington had like 6 pints of blood taken from him when he had the flu ... and died a couple of days latter.





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