Posted by Racer on March 3, 2006, at 17:57:45
In reply to Re: Antidepressants don't work except for when the, posted by linkadge on March 3, 2006, at 16:07:00
> I honestly don't think we have come anywhere. We are still using the exact same techniques to treat depression as we were 40 years ago. In addition we lack any conlusive evidence whatsoever that these are the mechanisms involved in the etiology of depression.
> > I see our attempts as pathetic as the assumption that alzheimers is a disease cause by low acetycholine.
Link, I left some of your post, to show what I'm responding to.
Don't lose sight of the fact that every step we take leads us somewhere. I agree that we don't know what actually causes depression, nor why exactly certain drugs work for certain people, and certainly not why those same drugs don't work for other people. But it's not bad not to know something -- what's bad is giving up because you don't have the answer right now.
Sorry -- your view seems so bleak, to me, and I wish there were a way to show you a more hopeful perspective. Obviously, I ain't got the "How to" on that, but the desire is there. Give 'em a break -- most of them mean well, and really do want to help.