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Re: cellular damage in treatment resistance linkadge

Posted by fuchsia on September 22, 2007, at 7:55:56

In reply to Re: Treatment Resistant Thoughts, posted by linkadge on September 21, 2007, at 14:54:13

I think you're right but I would like to see someone rebut this idea with less gloomy thoughts.

*Some* people recover from treatment resistant depression... don't they?

> I think people become treatment resistant on account of cellular problems. Antidepressants just affect neurotransmitters. If the cellular structure is not in place, or if there is atrophy/dammage, then the cell is not going to function properly regarless of how much neurotransmitter is available. The neurotransmitter is just a messenger.
> Treatment resistance is probably much like diseases like parkinsons, M.S., Huntingtons, Alzheimers, etc where there is extensive cellular dammage.
> The monoamine hypothsis is a product of the fact that we can alter monoamines. We can't do much for loss of cellular integrity.




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