Posted by okydoky on June 11, 2008, at 12:37:58
In reply to Re: a new tone, posted by Kaffy on June 11, 2008, at 12:03:02
> > I think for some people depending on what is wrong. Depression is a catch all. If they believe it enough it is almost like hypnotism. Great for them.
> > oky
> For SURE, I'm determined to be depressed! And my chemical imbalance has nothing to do with it. >
I think I did not get the right point across. I apologize.
First I was saying or implying that "depression" is a word with many meanings. We need more terms in the English language to describe the many different things that depression" encompasses. Especially a chemical imbalance. My experience or negative experience is people not getting that I have a chemical, perhaps physical problem called "depression" and cannot will myself to have or not to have it. The "determinism" I spoke of was about free will which I do not believe we have in terms of depression.
"You do make a point, for those who are NOT under a doctor(s) care. Just as some like to have 'problems' to get attention, yet will not listen to advice - heaven forbid it solves the 'problem'."
I'm not sure I understand what you are saying here.
I was kind of saying that if the "depression" is not chemical or physical that if someone believes something will help them and has no doubt it most likely will, like prayer or hypnotism or snake oil.
I am sorry I got you upset. I think it was just a misunderstanding. Not saying there is not room for disagreement but I do not think this is the case here. Maybe I am wrong.
Wish you well,