Beyond antidepressants: There are oth...

Beyond antidepressants: There are other treatments

There are 13 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 14, 2009, titled Beyond antidepressants: There are other treatments. In it, Newsday reports that:

Depression does not have to be treated with pills, experts say. On an antidepressant and still depressed? Techniques new and old may help.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.

jaa

Smithtown, NY

#1 Apr 15, 2009
what about exercise....?
Feed Up

Bronx, NY

#2 Apr 15, 2009
I excercise all the time and I still get depressed. It's a hard thing to have to deal with.
Uhhhh

San Francisco, CA

#5 Jan 30, 2014
The only thing that really cures depression os loads of sex.
Solution

San Francisco, CA

#7 Feb 3, 2014
Sex at leas 3 times a day!:)
humanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#8 Apr 9, 2014
Pollution of the underground water with mind drugs and other chemicals only adds to the problem of alteration of the brain chemistry something the pharmaceutical and mental health are well aware of considering the profits of their industry.

Human discharge from the mind drug to the underground water can be accomplished in geographic areas depending on those prescribed the mind drugs. Use of piped water in areas is even more threatening with more chemicals.

Statin drugs cause loss of memory. Parents should be aware of the neighborhood they purchase a home. The poorer the class of people the more mind drugs from disability in the USA.
PFFT

New York, NY

#9 Apr 12, 2014
humanSpirit wrote:
Pollution of the underground water with mind drugs and other chemicals only adds to the problem of alteration of the brain chemistry something the pharmaceutical and mental health are well aware of considering the profits of their industry.
Human discharge from the mind drug to the underground water can be accomplished in geographic areas depending on those prescribed the mind drugs. Use of piped water in areas is even more threatening with more chemicals.
Statin drugs cause loss of memory. Parents should be aware of the neighborhood they purchase a home. The poorer the class of people the more mind drugs from disability in the USA.
Get help with your obsessive thinking!

Since: Jan 14

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#10 Apr 12, 2014
Sex may work.. But a true friend to hang out with and enjoy things of nature with should do the trick.
nominated_1

Waynesburg, PA

#11 Apr 13, 2014
Nah. none above is close to true. here. try this. get a f##kin job and begin by supporting yourself and then the family your responsible for in the world. and then you end depression on many levels. try that!

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#12 Apr 13, 2014
nominated_1 wrote:
Nah. none above is close to true. here. try this. get a f##kin job and begin by supporting yourself and then the family your responsible for in the world. and then you end depression on many levels. try that!
naw, dont think so
Comic Relief

Jackson, MO

#13 Apr 13, 2014
nominated_1 wrote:
Nah. none above is close to true. here. try this. get a f##kin job and begin by supporting yourself and then the family your responsible for in the world. and then you end depression on many levels. try that!
You should change your name to clueless or blue bulb would work even better out here.
Many are forced to work jobs they don't like and today many of us are making less than we ever have due to cut backs in all areas or maybe our spouse died or left us. Feeling helpless can lead to feeling hopeless. With the way our world and government is today is it any wonder more are depressed?

Many suffer seasonal depression. Tragedy and suffering (set backs) of any kind causes depression. I don't believe there is a magic pill and I would rather try all the natural ways possible. Eat healthier and exercise does help. Seek professional help if you are able and learn about cognitive thinking. Change your focus and volunteering to help those more in need also may enrich your life, though I understand we may have no extra time for that.
Comic Relief

Jackson, MO

#14 Apr 13, 2014
I mentioned spouses, but neglected to mention many are alone and some are very lonely. Reach out to others when possible and you'll see that often times giving is more rewarding than receiving, but there is always a down side to that too.

Many service men and woman are depressed and some are not able to work for various reasons. If we can reach out to any of them I would suggest that and reaching out to the elderly that have no one.
humanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#15 Apr 29, 2014
PFFT wrote:
<quoted text>Get help with your obsessive thinking!
Not obsessive IMO. I suggest you reevaluate your way of thinking and stop thinking on the lines of a rectal licking mental health worker looking for future profits. Get the picture.
humanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#16 Apr 30, 2014
Psychiatry does not have a cure

WHENEVER the media writes on the subject of disruptive, inattentive or boisterous children who have been labelled ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), there seems to be an assumption the reader accepts the psychiatric label is real, and that "experts" can treat it.

This could not be further from the truth. While there is no question children and adolescents can be argumentative, impulsive, and that some can be more active than others, psychiatry has packaged up these and other behaviour characteristics and categorised them as the so-called mental illness ADHD.

If you strip away all of the psychiatric rhetoric, the reality of the situation is children and adolescents are being chemically restrained for displaying behaviour that is considered to be an illness because a psychiatrist said so. As for the idea of a "chemical imbalance of the brain" as the reason given for drugging young minds, forget it. It's hype and slick marketing. While psychiatrists spout their claims, they have never found a test or submitted evidence to support the existence of such an imbalance.

They can't measure a balance in the brain, so they wouldn't know if an imbalance had been resolved if there was one.

A significant factor however in the whole charade is money. Last year in England alone, the cost of ADHD drugs was over 52 million while the cost over the last ten years was more than 340 million. Add the cost of ADHD drugs dispensed in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the figure comes to over 409 million. That's extremely good business but bad medicine.

It is important that we question ideas, especially those that are based on opinions rather than science. It goes without saying that psychiatric drugs will chemically restrain a person, but they don't cure anything. Psychiatry does not have any science or cures.

While life is full of problems that can sometimes be overwhelming, it is important to know that psychiatry, its diagnoses and its drugs are the wrong way to go. The emphasis must be on workable medical testing and treatments.

Brian Daniels

National spokesperson

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Psychiatry-doe...

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