Posted by Buckeye Fan on October 23, 2009, at 7:23:33
In reply to Re: Is Becoming Med Free a Reality?, posted by bulldog2 on October 22, 2009, at 19:00:45
Buldog2 you wrote: "
If the natural balance were working correctly than one would not be depressed and there would not be a need for an antidepressant.One could also make the argument that if taking an ssri makes me feel better than is it not correcting an imbalance?
Just some food for thought.
Historically speaking....the practice and study of Antidepressants is still in it's infancy.
Depression and Anxiety are as old as man himself.
We know that self-medicating with alcohol, cannibus, poppy, etc...has been going on for centuries in one form or another, along with many other methods.
Perhaps in 50 years, are children and grandchildren will look back on today's medicines as primitive and incomplete .....much in the same way we today look upon the invention of the Telegraph compared to the advent of the Internet!
Only time will tell....but at least today's methods of dealing with psychological illness have evolved from some pretty primitive attempts in the past~