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Re: nothing helps

Posted by emmanuel98 on April 23, 2010, at 20:04:05 [reposted on April 25, 2010, at 0:36:48 | original URL]

In reply to Re: nothing helps, posted by morganator on April 23, 2010, at 18:50:55

Not really. I got through 52 years without being severely depressed and I had just gotten through 3 years of therapy to deal with my "issues" when I got depressed. Have you ever read Peter Kramer -- Listening to Prozac? He thinks early trauma may make people susceptible to depression, but only if they have the short allele of a particular gene. I think there is a subtle interplay of biology and psychology, but that some people just get depressed.

I guess where I would agree with you is with people who are not severely depressed, but suffer from, what I might call, depressive personality disorder. They are negative, pessimistic and tend to have bouts of moderate depression all their lives. This may be more about childhood traumas and inadequacies than about biology.
> You don't think it's possible that your past left your psyche and biology in a state that was more vulnerable to this bout of depression?




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