Originally posted by cybertroy
I'm sorry for any supporters of such drugs. They are at best, "band-aides" and do not handle the underlying causes. [....]
That is one opinion (shared by renowned Professor Tom Cruise). Here's another:
I've tried different things and therapies for major depression for 20 years. Different things work...for a while. This includes all-natural
concoctions to chemlab therapies and programs. I eventually ran out of time and money and the will to live.
Right now efxr and therapy and health and relaxation programs keep me from sitting in the shower (if I ever got there) for an hour thinking about
digging holes to jump into. It (the medication) doesn't make me "happy". It just keeps me from falling out of the lifeboat with a ball and chain.
It helps me float around "normalcy". If you've tried to live beneath the insanity cloud of deep depression for years and years well...if a "band
aid"..."at best" (really?) works then hell yeah I'm going to put it on for a while. It might ONLY keep me alive for another day. Would you tell
grandma with a brain tumor to get up and shake it off and can the drugs? Try living even one year hoping to die every SINGLE DAY. It tends to wear you
out and somewhat cramp one's style. How many decades should I pursue "alternative" methods? Until I'm 60 and alone and still miserable? How
self-righteous can you get? The brain is the ONE ORGAN we know the LEAST about after all and I only have so long to live.
It is simple: I don't like ingesting chemicals (any more) but the FACT is that different things work for different people. Some people shouldn't be
on anything. Who knows who wanders into a doctor's office repressing a traumatic experience like rape? Obviously therapy and counseling need to be
addressed. But I was an unhappy toddler and I spent years trying to "THINK" my way out of it.
If granola smoothies work for you well then fantastic. But save those blanket statements for the tourists. It's just silly. Some
people...ahem...think they know what's right for everyone in matters of the brain. Ridiculous. Everyone's "reality" and genetics are different.
Anyone who off-handedly says something such as "so-and-so took the cowardly way out by suicide" (to use one example proclaimed by benevolent and
"open-minded" know-it-alls) either :
A. Doesn't suffer from a level of depression and thus don't know what the hell they are talking about.
B. Most likely has a low IQ (I'm absolutely serious).
or C. Is EXTREMELY self-absorbed and narcissistic.
People take drugs for cancer and the flu or to "enjoy" baseball, but for some reason people with serious brain problems are second-guessed by
strangers and idiots in barcoloungers. Some nail (supposedly...Tom Cruise anyone) hot chicks and make 40 million dollars a year. Yeah Tom, tell me
again what I'm "supposed" to do? Send me the money to take six months off of work (if I am able to work) and hang out in the Celebrity Sea Lab
Centre. I'll try it.
When do I date Penolope Cruz and Katie Holmes? Flush any meds I might be taking that are currently working? OK. SO what about work tommorrow? Then
what...the Jewel-Osco vitamin aisle or GNC? Drink velarian root tea and bathe in lavender oil? How about when I'm so depressed that I become
agoraphobic and lose my job and libido and become homeless and literally and completely alone? Can I live in your garage? Will you provide the suicide
Oh, Tom's busy for the holidays. I'm not. Gee, maybe he'll come over and console me since he cares so much as to tell me what to do about my
condition's condition. I'll dedicate my ongoing sorrow as my life's single productive statement one against the pharmaceutical companies if you'll
stop making crappy movies and leaving kids in the middle of hollywood divorces.
No one thing works across the board. And I'm not saying that this will work forever OR that I will take it forever. First I need to get some
semblance of a life back together. Not possible lying on my bathroom floor.
I want all people who judge my own methods and options and any knowledge about my own health and environment to send me their phone numbers. When I'm
on my third day without sleep I want to call them up at 3:25 in the morning for remedies and advice. Oh, you have work in the morning? Yeah well so do
I. It's called some else's reality. Think about it for a change.
[edit on 8-11-2005 by 2nd Hand Thoughts]