posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 01:18 AM
Interesting question. But the only way that I can answer this is that I've seen drugs like Prozac, Celexa, Effexor, etc. save peoples lives. I
think that these drugs, like all drugs, are often over-prescribed by physicians that might not have enough understanding or training, but in the hands
of a trained psychiatrist experienced in developing "cocktails" of these psychotropic drugs, miracles have happened.
I've had several family members whose lives have been changed for the better. BI Polar and severe depressive states can be fatal, if one considers
that suicide is disproportionately high in people with these diseases. Furthermore, these drugs have transformed lives from one's of hopelessness to
one's filled with promise and normal functioning.
Again, it really depends upon these drugs being prescribed only after a proper diagnoses and with the guidance of an experienced, trained
practitioner. They should not be dismissed out of hand just because of some scary anecdotes.