Posted by linkadge on March 1, 2006, at 16:00:28
In reply to Re: To Linkadge, posted by deniseuk on March 1, 2006, at 11:43:39
But define "antidepressants work". If by work you mean taking a drug produces some very favorable short term effects, then perhaps they do.
But if by work, you mean that the drug gets to the root of the problem, and produces a sustainable, consistant, and dependable relief from the depressive illness, then I'd disagree.
The antidepressant effects of sleep deprivation are very rapid. People can go from suicidal to well within one night. It is not a cure for depression. It is my contention that some AD's work by mimicking the effects of sleep deprivation. This is great, but like regular sleep deprivation, the effect of AD's often wears off.