posted on Aug, 25 2003 @ 01:25 AM
I am a spiritual person and I believe that the brain controls the bodies functions and neurological impulses, but that the mind itself (which
is not a physical construct, but exists as a non-physical part of a person) controls thoughts and feelings (which also exist in the spiritual world as
they are not in my opinion physical matter or chemicals).
Depression is a symptom based in the body. In severe cases, it becomes so severe that the "will" of a person is greatly reduced. In some ways it
is as if a black cloud has been hoisted upon the soul.
Medication is a treatment that is also based in the body. If you eliminate the source of the problem via your own problem-solving skills, how isn't
that helping the soul? Isn't spiritual warfare focused on "swaying" our outcome decisions?
I agree that in some cases medications can bring about the very illness that they are intended to remedy. Careful attention by a doctor (and not a
"15 minute checkup") is a necessity.
It is not a question as to whether the illness actually exists. It exists so far as one experiences their painful effect. If you have attained
adequate spiritual enlightenment, I'm sure that it is possible to block out those pain receptors via depletion of the body's natural endorphin
However, in society people demand, expect, and deserve several treatment alternatives. Outcome studies routinely show that medications and/or
psychotherapy are as equally effective for the treatment of depression (as well as several other psychological disorders).
The goal of all treatments is to reduce physical and psychological pain. What is your alternative treatment?
Regarding the fish oil treatment: if it stands up to double-blind controlled placebo studies then it is an empirically validated treatment. I think
you'd have to be guaranteed of the same high-grade supplier in order to ensure purity across doses.
[Edited on 25-8-2003 by MKULTRA]