Originally posted by kevinunknown
reply to post by Unit541
No I only think members who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness that causes paranoid delusions should be banned. Some people live with
extreme depression its a very real mental illness, some people with depression will turn to alcohol and others might turn to a rope with a noose. If a
pill can be taken to stop that pain, what’s wrong with that? Yes you can walk into a doctor’s office and spot off a whole list of symptoms you
read about on Google to get some meds and he’ll give you some pills but that is your fault and not the doctors.
OK, you obviously missed the point of my entire post. Just being a member here, is sufficient evidence that you yourself suffer from paranoid
You're right, people do get depressed. Depression is a condition, a state of mentality. Depression is not an "illness". You don't "catch" it
from someone else, and it doesn't happen for no reason
. Pills are nothing but a bandage. They treat the symptoms of depression, not the
cause of depression. Why not take the pills? Because they don't correct the problem. They just help you ignore
the problem, allowing the
situation to degrade even further. I ask you this, why not fix the problem? Why not search for the cause
of the depression, and remedy that?
Medicating a depressed person merely isolates them from their senses and dulls their emotions. Not to mention the societal burden created by flooding
the health care system with a bunch of people who are only suffering from being human.
Difficult situations, getting over loss, etc. are all part of the human experience. Dealing with these emotions in constructive ways are how we grow,
mature and advance as a species. Granted, some people need help, but mindlessly popping pills isn't helping them. It is however, an effective
method of "shelving" people and their problems. Putting them in a state of suspension, sweeping them under the rug... however you want to verbalize
it. What is doesn't
do however, is actually solve
anyone's problems. This method has the opposite affect, and over time, strips an
individual of their natural ability to deal with the the roller coaster of emotion that is the human psyche. It puts them in a rut, and makes them
happy to be there, making them just the same as any other addict out there, with the exception that they're coddled, rather than shunned by society.