Posted by Krazy Kat on October 20, 2001, at 22:38:01
In reply to Re: addiction and recovery, posted by MB on October 20, 2001, at 14:21:35
Depression and Manic Depression are CNS disorders, just like MS or Alzheimers. We just don't have the studies yet to undertand them.
I do think "depression" can arise from other illnesses, but all in all, it must be treated medically.
Any guilt associated with depression or manic depression is unfair and ridiculous. Rather strong but I stand by it!
Re: self-medication - there are both - there are people who want to be high all the time. There are people who want to alleviate the pain they feel due to these illnesses. Do you see the difference?
I felt So bad for So long about my use of alcohol until I realized how it played a role in keeping me here.
That will get a lot of negative replies. :) But it's true.
p.s. Not advocating alcohol as the solution - still working on eliminating it completely from my diet. It definitely interfers with the meds. Just ruminating...