Posted by bleauberry on November 30, 2010, at 19:53:50
In reply to JAMA-.will never be a drug that 'cures' depression, posted by violette on November 28, 2010, at 20:57:52
Depression is in the damage that mercury molecules do.
Depression is in the damage that lead molecules do.
Depression is in the damage that aluminum molecules do.
Just for starters. Not to mention all that crap in food ingredient labels you can't even pronounce and don't know what it is.
Believe it, for sensitive individuals, FDA red food color causes depression, but FDA yellow is even worse.
Lyme, borrelia, bartonella, babesia, candida....all notorious for going undetected and wreaking havoc on depression.
Gluten can cause depression. People have seen their long standing depression and fatigue magically disappear in days after stopping all wheat products. Dairy is the next one. Sometimes corn, soy, tree nuts.
I'm just sayin. It happens.
I mean, I could sit here all night and list things that cause biological depression, but other more knowledgable folks do it much better than I. The point is, no, there will never be a single med directed at genes, serotonin, or whatever, that will cure depression, because there are too many variable causes of depression for any single agent to cover them all.
If we would only spend half the time trying to make an accurate diagnosis of where the depression is coming from (not really hard to do) compared to the time we spend titrating on and off medicines year after year, we would we way way way advanced in the game. Cure depression? First identify the culprit. Is it a metal? Is it an infection? Is it a gene? These really aren't hard to figure out. It aint rocket science. It's just that nobody does it because it is so much easier to pull out a prescription pad and say see you in a month.
I'm not sure how it happens, but somewhere along the journey in science men try to compartmentalize everything into a neat little picture, with no idea actually of what they are talking about and no ability to even prove it or duplicate it. Nothing is like that.