Saturday, August 9, 2008

Depression





Not long ago there was a study done: it stated that most people who take antidepressants are not truly in need of them. Who wrote this crap? There 's not s single person I know who takes them who isn't in need them ( and quite a few who don't take them and need them even more.)

I'm not saying that everyone who takes them is helped by them, but who knows? Maybe they'd be a lot worse off without them.

I understand that there are those patients who actually commit suicide while on antidepressants, but no one has actually proven why they're doing this, with the exception of teenagers, who seem to metabolize these medications differently than adults.

My point in this short commentary is let's map the "Human Genome" and find out if some people (most of them according to the the know-it-alls) who should be able to pinpoint the reasoning behind their careless statement, which might make some patients stop taking a medication that may be saving their lives, even if it doesn't make them ecstatically happy. ( like me.)

The study that was done was not scientifically trustworthy due to the fact that it consisted of many different studies done by many different groups without the cohesiveness of
a single governing body to do a genuinely valid double-blind study by one entity.
Even placebo, if it helps, is it worth it, and the pharmacological mega corps should provide it free of charge.

The gigundo companies have a new generation of drugs coming on the market which might explain why they're now finding "SSRIs" are not as effective as first thought.

Back when Prozac was first accepted for sale after European studies, it was sold for $2.00 a capsule. Now you can buy the identical drug in a generic form for approximately $.17 a capsule, therefore the company must find a new way to screw us once again. WAY TO GO!

How much do you think they'll be able to squeeze out of the desperate people who need relief from a life of excruciating emotional pain they live with, HHHMMM?



Comments? Cherry Bomb

1 comment:

Hermana said...

There is a theory (that pertains to adult patients who are just starting on anti-depressants) about the incidence of suicide and suicidal ideation. And it sort of makes sense, in a screwy way.

A person who is mired in deep depression doesn't have the will (or inclination) to do ANYTHING. They reside in a gray world. Their emotions are deadened, their responses to environment(family, friends.....)are close to non-existent. They care about nothing.

When they begin taking an anti-depressant, this slowly begins to change. They may feel more motivated to take action. For some unfortunates, the first action that 'leaps' to mind (Sorry) is suicide. For them, it seems like a logical, even positive step to take.

I can kind of understand the rationale. After months or years of existing in a psychological isolation chamber, this person suddenly sees a glimmer of light and feels the ability to act. If their overwhelming desire is to never again be caught in a chasm of depression, then suicide could be a seemingly logical course of action. You can't be depressed if you're dead.

- Maggie