Posted by BarbaraCat on January 7, 2002, at 0:38:33
In reply to Re: Previous Life Expectancies » OldSchool, posted by bob on January 7, 2002, at 0:22:33
There are alot of us out there (me too) with serious treatment resistant depression. An AD kicks in to offer hope, then fizzles out. Yes, some times are filled with simple contentment, pleasure even, but really, much of life just ain't worth it when it hurts all the damn time. What makes us continue with it? Is it hope that a new med will appear - the 'magic bullet'? Our spiritual beliefs (my personal hell is that I'll just have to come back and do the same thing over again, and again, and again. No escape. Pretty bleak, huh?) The grief of those left behind? Some secret gift in depression? I have read Noonday Demon, but I still ponder why nature has allowed this miswiring/firing to get so far along in the evolutionary scale. I too agree with another's post that it's primarily neurological. Why are there not more MRI's pet scans, imaging offered to us to pinpoint where our brain is malfunctioning? Expensive? Yes, but what is the cost of escalating depression?