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May 12th, 2014
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Five biotypes of depression

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Date:May 13th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC)
And some large fraction of anti-nausea meds are prescribed to counter the side effects of other meds. (Most famously, chemotherapy drugs, but some others as well.) Why do you find it disturbing that people now have options other than gritting their teeth and enduring side effects?
Date:May 14th, 2014 02:58 am (UTC)
Because it suggests to me that we're messy around with something as delicate as brain chemistry with guesswork. And I've read articles about putting kids on meds for acting like kids, and I've had friends on meds for depression when I thought being sad was a pretty rational reaction to their life.

Then again, I've also had friends with chemical imbalances; one of them was so abused by her father her brain lost the ability to produce chemicals normal brains use to calm down from stress. So I know the issue complicated, but sometimes I think drugs are becoming the new alcoholism.
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Date:May 14th, 2014 03:27 am (UTC)
"Successive approximation" != "guesswork".
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