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Originally posted by muzzleflash
No, those are physical ailments, which medication will actually help.
Depression is when your like "Oh im sad this sucks im bored screw the world" and that is a 100% mental choice, totally based on thought processes.
Originally posted by chiron613
You ought to see the statistics about how many Americans are on medication, period. It's frightening. In 2004 it was over 2.6 billion prescriptions. That's a whole lot of drugs. I'm sure much of it was wholly unnecessary, too.
I think that with so many people taking antidepressants, something is terribly wrong, and we're trying to fix it by suppressing the symptoms. That's like taking the battery out of a smoke alarm because it's making too much noise. I mean, I'm sure many people do need these drugs, but - so many? It doesn't seem reasonable.
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by maldronath
You have the big Pharma essentially making big bucks off of our stress-filled overly busy lives and feeding us the "cure" while raking in the dough.
I personally think these medicines, for the most part, are a big joke, most, from what I can tell, don't even help, at least judging by the commercials. Who else has seen the Abilify commercial where they tell you your pills for anti-depression actually increase your chances of suicide all this in a medication that is designed for when you are already on one anti-depressant and that one isn't working? Even if that's only a side-effect its still horrific and makes me wonder what exactly the FDA wouldn't approve... Is your anti-depressant not working? Then just get another one, its great, this one only has a 1 in 1000 chance of killing you
Honestly unless your depression is so severe it is literally threatening your life, its not worth pumping these toxins into you, unless you can find ones that don't have dire warnings and side-effects...
[edit on 3-8-2009 by Titen-Sxull]