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Re: 'anything can happen with psych drugs...' Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on April 19, 2022, at 10:29:30

In reply to Re: 'anything can happen with psych drugs...', posted by Lamdage22 on April 19, 2022, at 8:41:10

> >The risk we take with antidepressants is a reflection of how little we understand. In order to treat everyone effectively, we need to think of each brain as having a unique topography that must be mapped before choosing a path to follow.
> Are they researching with this in mind? I always think there is a natural way to completely fix most mood disorders, it just isnt known. Aside from Psychotherapy which is known.

Psyhotherapy can be and important adjunct to biological interventions should the mood state be the result of a *persistent* alteration of what is presumed to be brain function.

Stress can be a killer. Psychosocial stress can wreak havoc with a biologically vulnerable brain. It is a frequent scenario that the very first biologically-driven depressive episode is triggered as the result of a psychological stress that had no biological contribution to its origin. However, this same vulnerable brain is left even more vulnerable with each successive depressive episode such that the threshold of stress necessary to trigger the next biological depression is lowered. At some point, no psychosocial stress is necessary for the pathological depressive neurobiology to appear and persist on its own. Major Depressive Disorder is a self-reinforcing phenomenon - a positive feedback loop.

Take this into consideration, if the psychosocial stress is reduced by psychotherapy early in the course of someone's disease, the threshold of stress necessary to trigger depression remains high enough to prevent subsequent episodes. Psychotherapy has a place in TRD as well. Reducing psychosoocial stress will give treatment a better chance of working.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.




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