Originally posted by rusethorcain
Sugar causes temporary insanity.
Look at alcohol which converts to sugar in your body -makes people crazy.
Forgive me if i've missed the original context in which you said this, if it was to be taken tongue in cheek or what have you, but if you literally
mean this then i gotto say thats abit of an oversimplication of how alcohol effects someone isnt it?
Alcohols effect on the brain has nothing to do with it turning into sugar in your body(anyways i always thought the liver converted it to acetic acid,
which last time i checked wasn't a sugar). I've always been more under the impression that alcohol effected nerve cells in the brain by inhibiting
neurotransmitters and what have you, like how every psychoactive drug has its effects. Also alcohols effect of making people "insane" is more due to
its inhibition and judgement impairment/dulling quality rather then it turning into sugar in your body.
And OzWeatherman, anti-depressant method of action has not a thing to do with hormones but rather serotonergic or noradrenergic mechanisms inside the
And to the people who're dead certain big pharma is just quackery and a scam for your money, yes obviously anti-depressants are majorly over
presribed, but you can't use that for evidence that anti-depressants dont work, or are the weak way out, or whatever crap you claim, not one single
person on earth really understands how depression works, whether it is just habits of negative thought or a physical problem/imbalance inside the
brain, so how can you possibly go around saying anti-depressants are bullcrap.
The thing is, of course people should try to work through their problems in life, but some people are 100% depressed for no good reason, or have been
trying to work through their problems their whole life, yet to get no where, who are you people to claim anti-depressants are not a viable treatment
People who don't beleive in depression have obviously never truely suffered from it. And the people that are 100 percent against pharma, i wonder if
you people beleive people who have just had major bone fractures should just use their will power to ignore the pain, or people dying of cancer should
just tough it out and not take any anelgesic medication, idiots you lot are.
[edit on 25/2/10 by blayze]