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Originally posted by badkarma90
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
...antidepressants are a Godsend, and if a clinically depressed teen goes a round of antidepressants...under tight medical control, and their lives improve corespondingly...then that's a good thing
Are you kidding me?? I've been on various forms of antidepressants over the years, and they have ALL given me horrible side-effects that made things WORSE for me.
The last pills i took (about a year ago) left me feeling dizzy, gave me cramps, completely dulled my libido(!!), and gave me intense shocking headaches when i tried coming off it, after a few weeks.
Marijuana is the ONLY thing that has ever worked for me, and if it werent for that miraculous plant, I'd either be addicted to those debilitating pills or drowning myself in alcohol.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Now I will agree that there are a certain number of individuals on this planet who suffer from depression as a chemical imbalance. However there is no need to treat these conditions with drugs.
Actually, what you state here is pretty much your own conjecture. Now does your husband agree that there is no need to treat clinical depression with drugs?
Maybe you can get him to show us that particular article in Lancet, or the New England Journal of Medicine. Something a little more peer-reviewed than you are.
It would of course then follow that the wives of doctors ought to be immune to depression.