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Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news ana

Posted by katia on October 10, 2003, at 14:43:44

In reply to Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news, posted by ana on October 10, 2003, at 11:46:32


Hi,
Thanks for sharing such a long life history.
I just wanted to respond to some comments you made. I agree that people are overmedicated out there, but you can't throw the baby out with the bath water. There are lots of people who are undertreated and should be on medication (like myself for so many years). Is it situational depression or chemical imbalance? The chicken or the egg? If the propensity is there then a situation can throw one into a depression far from natural grief. I agree people shouldn't be medicated for natural griefing processes, but if they go on for too long and therapy is not working and it's obvious this person has fallen into a clinical depression due to life's circumstances, then medication is not such a bad idea.
I can't agree with you more about combining therapy and medication. It's a wonderful combination, as well as diet. all angles should be addressed.

>Yes, I take antidepressants therefore I must be insane.

I don't necessarily agree with this above statement. I agree that there is a stigma out there, but it's becoming less and less as people become more educated about "mental disorders".

Good luck to you on your new med free life.
btw, I endured a hellish Effexor w/drawal followed by a hellish Zoloft w/drawal.
Katia


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