Posted by garnet71 on March 21, 2009, at 11:35:24
In reply to Re: Depression as a brain homeostatic reset, posted by linkadge on March 21, 2009, at 9:32:54
I like your philosophy. I do think your body has several ways to tell you what you need or should address via pain, food cravings, dreams--and maybe-depression.
I had questioned whether or not ADs prolong the depression because some of them make you numb from emotion; it is in this way that a person can ignore the very emotions that have triggered the depression. Some people do believe that the ADs that mask emotion allow them to think rationally about their situation; for me personally, I disagree with that mindset.
Yet, genetics do play a role. My former PhD therapist, told me that 50% is environment, 50% genetics/physiology. So little is known about the brain that I like to see open mindedness such as yours regardless of previous theories. :))