Posted by morganator on December 7, 2009, at 15:00:49
In reply to Re: Depession...Chemical ? » morganator, posted by SLS on December 7, 2009, at 6:29:34
Yes I do believe in both of these theories.
>Do you think that, once triggered by psychosocial stress, a depressive disorder can be biologically self-perpetuating, even after the stress is removed?
I believe this has happened to me to some extent. Though I will admit, I would have a much easier time dealing with whatever is going on with me biologically if I all the stress in my life was removed. And, if all the stress was gone, with the right medication, I am positive I would go into almost complete remission and just experience brief mild bouts of feeling depressed.
>Do you believe that a systemic infection by a pathogen can trigger a depressive disorder?
Sometimes I almost wish this were the case with me.