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Re: Do antidepressants really work?

Posted by snapper on March 31, 2004, at 0:23:03

In reply to Re: Do antidepressants really work?, posted by SLS on March 30, 2004, at 18:58:19

> Hi there Snapper.
> > ..yes 'real depression and bi-polar disorder' def are brain illnesses or disorders- I guess it boils down to weather it- the said disorder is caused by exogenous or endogenous factors or perhaps a combination of both! who really knows
> Many times, if not most often, I think it is an exogenous factor or factors (psychosocial) that precipitate and perpetuate the endogenous dysfunction that an individual is biologically vulnerable to. That is why it is so important to deal with the psychological issues that stess the brain. Using a combination of psychotherapy and chemotherapy is usually better than using either one alone.
> - Scott
> Hi Scott,thanks for the reply-- I am begining to really realize the intertwined workings of exogenous and endogenous complications of which came first so to speak! -- after spending the last 13-14 years trying to "fix" my problems will pills I am now understanding that It goes much deeper than that. 50 meds plus!
I consider myself treatment resistant and possibly refractory other than the brief period of semi-sanity when I had ect. Now I am only taking the bare min of meds- and am coming to fully understand what most of my issues are- Being so resistant to meds does'nt help but I guess I will just have to ask my T weather she thinks I should be on a semi-effective anti-depressant or not so I can wade thru the emotional BS I have encounterd and endured in my life-I am not real functional on AD's and I am not real functional w/o them- one thing I have noticed in the last several weeks of being minimally medicated is the fact that even though the dep and anxiety is very strong and disabling, I seem to be able to think thru things a litle more effectively-not a clear head mind you but just that I am more away of things and problems that I guess just need to be once and for all "DEALT WITH AND RESOLVED" one way or the other!!!!! Sometimes I think that is why AD's might work is by masking the real trauma or hurts or grief in life!! God it hurts :( ...just tell me it gets better!! or maybe it does'nt!
What do you think?




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