Posted by jhj on September 1, 2007, at 8:11:23
In reply to Re: To the people who don't believe in biological dep. » jhj, posted by linkadge on August 31, 2007, at 13:47:45
But why is what psychiatry says so convincing? They have a bunch of medications that were essentially discovered by accident and generally defy most studies designed to cross examine potential mechanisms. The medications can fail some 30-60% of the time or more, and do not always lead to remission. In addition, the majority of all published clinical trials on antidepressants fail to destinguish between active drug and placebo.
There was a major study in real environment starD done by NIMH.And after four phases 2/3 patients reported remission(not improvement).Majority is very subjective things.There are countless studies showing efficacy of all the drugs and advantage over placebo.
I am sure too, that there have been a number of cures that have been thrown in the "junk" pile on account of an effort to bolster public opinion of a particular point of view.
Well,i come from the country(India) where psychiatry is discouraged and not bolstered.India has taught alternative therapies like yoga,meditation etc. to the world and they are always preferred over medicines in India.Not that i have not tried anything.I have tried CBT too.But it is safe to say that CBT,yoga,meditation are absolute piece of rubbish that does not work. You people have started practicing yoga,meditation now.Out buddhist monks and hindu saints have been doing that for thousands of years and i have seen that almost every person in India does that.But,i have not said anything very positive about it even from healthy person except small reduction in stress and minor relaxation.