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Re: why not dopamine for depression?

Posted by Sleepless in the ATL on November 30, 2004, at 20:15:48

In reply to Re: why not dopamine for depression? pablo1, posted by Iansf on November 17, 2004, at 18:29:40

What overseas dopamine meds (nice happy pills) are you taking? I have been getting pretty disgusted with what I've been finding out about American pharmaceutical companies. I'm starting to see the patterns of ridiculous overmarketing, over-prescribing, often more side effects than benefits and then lawsuits, etc. I can't understand why they are so against something that will make you feel happy, not just numb. If they're worried about addiction, most of the prescription antidepressants have severe withdrawal. I know from personal experience and from the countless experiences of others. It's like, "here, take this pill, you will have the will to work and be responsible, maybe you'll quit smoking or drinking or getting into abusive relationship, fill in the blank, but, I'm sorry you won't have a sex drive at all but you won't really care, so that's ok, you're hair might fall out, might get insomnia and tired all day, etc etc etc." You know what I'm saying. I just keep trying to understand the motivation. Sorry for the rant....just frustrated. Anybody feel me?

> > My overseas dopamine meds are definitely nice happy pills. Probably not available here because they feel good, only the icky dopamine drugs are allowed here. Ritalin & Amphetamines are probably the only exceptions but they require triplicate forms for prescriptions even though the side effects are no where near as bad as so many other icky feeling drugs.


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