quote:Originally posted by cdr:
There are many healthy, well adjusted people who suffer from chronic depression due to imbalances in neurotransmitters and chemical activity in the synapses. Many of the Selective SEratonin Reuptake INhibitors have saved the lives of many people when used properly and with regular medical supervision. We need not have deep seeded problems or traumas to suffer clinical depression.
these drugs are a God send for many.
I do believe that they are often prescribed when perhaps some psychotherapy, diet change or other non-drug treatments may be the ticket.
My belief is that it seems these drugs are now the first line of defense instead of the last and are WAY overprescribed. I frankly, would avoid them at all costs - but I guess I should shut up know before I'm compared to Tom Cruise or something.