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Thequietone wrote:"depression and other brain chemistry disorders"
If you are a drug company its in your interest to claim this as you sell drugs or placebos.
If you are selling religion its in your interest to claim its a spiritual problem and that you or your cult has the answer.
However with the clarity that depression brings you see the problem is life itself. That is why people turn to suicide as without life you feel no more pain.
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Jaysen wrote:Hugh makes an interesting point that bears expounding:
Just be glad none of us are computers. Then I would be the doctor. BWAHAHAHAHA!
geoffh wrote:Yes I have enjoyed your contributions too Nom. The only major thing I disagree with is the position your statements endorse, that the only perspective on depression is one that views it as a disease.
As per the Molecular Psychiatry article that I linked to upthread, as the quietone proposed, and as you yourself are clearly aware, there are alternative perspectives that acknowledge some - perhaps very occasional - advantage in the depressive outlook/worldview.
Wock wrote:Take a war veteran that has seen a lot of combat. Say He has PTSD. Now take a love hungry hippy who has never hurt a butterfly, never served, and is a pacifist. Can the hippy relate to the soldier? Can the hippy put into perspective what the soldier has experienced? Can the hippy truly be empathetic towards something he has no experience in, has no understanding of, and has not seen first hand? Would the hippy, based on his own beliefs and experiences, unintentionally downplay the severity of the soldiers condition? Even if the hippy was a trained psychologist could he truly empathize with something he has never experienced?
Now who would be the "best" person to talk to the solider?
This hippy I described, or say a person who not only has the same psychologist experience AND is a veteran who actually saw combat.
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