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Cigarette smoking and depression: a question of causation [EDITORIALS]

There are 27 comments on the Bjp.rcpsych.org story from Jun 1, 2010, titled Cigarette smoking and depression: a question of causation [EDITORIALS]. In it, Bjp.rcpsych.org reports that:

The British Journal of Psychiatry 196: 425-426. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.109.074880 © 2010 The Royal College of Psychiatrists EDITORIALS Cigarette smoking and depression: a question of causation Marcus R. Munaf, PhD Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol Ricardo Araya, PhD Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Community ...

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HumanSpirit

Branford, FL

#23 Jun 4, 2010
litterers are trash wrote:
If I lived in a trailer, had no job and was uneducated, I sure would smoke, because I'd be depressed!
I would like to see how many people who live in trailers or who are poor smoke. Bet it's pretty high!
I bet nutrition would play a larger part.
HumanSpirit

Branford, FL

#26 Jun 4, 2010
What science is there to the Mental Health Industry to diagnose depression or any of the other "made to order" mental illnesses?

The mental health and the pharmacutical industry has been creating mentally compromised people and bilking the Government.

1. There no evidence that depression can be seen by any imaging device.

Can Brain Scans See Depression?

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After almost 30 years, researchers have not developed any standardized tool for diagnosing or treating psychiatric disorders based on imaging studies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/health/psyc...

2. There is no specific genes associated with depression:

Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones.

The Economist

Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones. In a nutshell: the new genetics will reveal much less than hoped about how to cure disease, and much more than feared about human evolution and inequality, including genetic differences between classes, ethnicities and races.

About five years ago, genetics researchers became excited about new methods for “genome-wide association studies”(GWAS). We already knew from twin, family and adoption studies that all human traits are heritable: genetic differences explain much of the variation between individuals. We knew the genes were there; we just had to find them. Companies such as Illumina and Affymetrix produced DNA chips that allowed researchers to test up to 1m genetic variants for their statistical association with specific traits. America’s National Institutes of Health and Britain’s Wellcome Trust gave huge research grants for gene-hunting. Thousands of researchers jumped on the GWAS bandwagon. Lab groups formed and international research consortia congealed. The quantity of published GWAS research has soared.
In 2010, GWAS fever will reach its peak.
Dozens of papers will report specific genes associated with almost every imaginable trait—intelligence, personality, religiosity, sexuality, longevity, economic risk-taking, consumer preferences, leisure interests and political attitudes. The
data are already collected, with DNA samples from large populations already measured for these traits. It’s just a matter of doing the statistics and writing up the papers for Nature Genetics. The gold rush is on throughout the leading behaviour-genetics centres in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Boulder and Brisbane.
GWAS researchers will, in public, continue trumpeting their successes to science journalists and Science magazine. They will reassure Big Pharma and the grant agencies that GWAS will identify the genes that explain most of the variation in heart disease, cancer, obesity, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and ageing itself. Those genes will illuminate the biochemical pathways underlying disease, which will yield new genetic tests and blockbuster drugs. Keep holding your breath for a golden age of health, happiness and longevity.

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They simply have not been delivering the goods.

http://www.newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid...

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3. There is no tests for chemical imbalance:

"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical.

http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...

Since: Jun 10

Elayirampannai, India

#27 Jun 5, 2010
Hi friends,
I don't see where the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#28 Jun 6, 2010
tomjerry01 wrote:
Hi friends,
I don't see where the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.
Interesting quote for a second post. Heard it though the grape vine I bet...
Isiah
#29 Sep 24, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

Since: Jul 13

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#30 Sep 24, 2013
Isiah wrote:
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.
Another limpdick smoker trying to get other stupid smokers to give their financial information to a bunch of crooks. Way to go, LIMPDICK. Quit smoking and you won't have to work at a crappy assed job like this. Maybe you will even get a woman once you stop stinking like a smoky turd.

Since: Jul 13

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#33 Sep 25, 2013
Cough Cough Hack OMG wrote:
You'd be depressed too if you smelled like skunk excrement
So true.

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