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Re: Battle Brews Over Antidepressant Use blueberry

Posted by jerrympls on July 28, 2005, at 9:08:12

In reply to Re: Battle Brews Over Antidepressant Use, posted by blueberry on July 28, 2005, at 5:13:00

> I wonder why prozac lifted my depression markedly beginning on day 2?
>
> Same thing with zyprexa.
>
> If some critic thinks that is a placebo effect, they are ignorantly mistaken. Placebo effects do not continue to provide improvements that last for years.
>
> I've been in psychiatric trouble nearly all my life. Prozac and zyprexa have made most of those troubles disappear, and they have worked for at least 3 years so far. That's no placebo.
>
> Chemical imbalance? That might not be accurate. But definitely the meds do cause something in the brain to change that effects emotion.

Blueberry-
I completely agree with you. My depression has been so resistant to medications that I've WISHED for a placebo response. I don't doubt that the placebo response is real in certain situations - however, I think it occurs only in a very small minority of mood disorder treatment cases.


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