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Re: Depression is a created illness and ...... Penny

Posted by Hanks on October 22, 2003, at 1:18:32

In reply to Re: Depression is a created illness and ...... Hanks, posted by Penny on October 21, 2003, at 12:07:05

Yes, Fighting depression without the aid of chemicals in a "Brave new World" will not be that fun. Doing so means we are simply losing our illusions which we hardly wish to. Our living environment makes us weak,vulnerable and quite deceptively we mask our debility by naming them as depression, generalized anxiety disorder....We have gone so far almost to the point that there is no return.
When there were no viagras available to treat erectile dysfunction, Masters and Johnson treated the disorders with what was available at that time(Definitely not with chemicals or herbs) According to Masters and Johnson 80% of erectile dysunction are of a psychological origin and through extensive behavioural and psychotherapy they found 60 to 70% of success at that time. Then comes viagra and all of sudden those conventional theories are being overturned. Psychological origin is conveniently being replaced by the term physiological origin and the business is going well. And the success rate of viagra is still not more than 70%. If our pioneers were wrong, they shouldn't have met with a success rate of more than 20%. What is missing here?

How many patients are still there in this board to find an expedient fix to their causes even after decades of experiments with different chemicals? If we can endure what drugs inflict upon us as loss of efficacy and ultimately relentless sufferings why can't we just try a drug free period to educate our brain to cope with what we call depression, anxiety, panic...?

Depression is a self limiting disease. If untreated it will resolve in six to nine months. Antidepressants can shorten this period and psychotherapy is equally effective. This is what I read as a basic theory of depression. How many of us have bothered with these basics?

True, theories will come over and over again and that day will not be too far when a new theory will force us to medicate a foetus with psychotropics to save a generation from debilitating psychological disorders. We are all falling prey to some superbrains with our vulnerability.

"Stand a little out of my son" Was the answer Diogenes gave to Alexander the Great. We have been trained to answer "Stand a little close to me until sunset"
There lies the difference.
Hanks


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