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Study Finds Acupuncture an Effective Treatment for Depression

There are 4 comments on the Associated Content story from Dec 24, 2009, titled Study Finds Acupuncture an Effective Treatment for Depression. In it, Associated Content reports that:

A new study conducted by psychiatrists from the Republic of China has found that a combination of traditional acupuncture and low doses of antidepressants is an effective alternative to high doses of antidepressant drugs.

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La Quinta, CA

#1 Dec 26, 2009
Talk about a weak study.

"Acupuncture + Medicine" is as good as medicine when it comes to treating something as subjective and immaterial as depression.

And in China no less?
Dana Kutkaite

Howell, NJ

#2 Dec 26, 2009

La Quinta, CA

#3 Dec 26, 2009
I skimmed the article. The problem with it is that it doesn't separate depression as a temporary condition of circumstances or as a result of brain chemistry.

A person who suffers the death of a loved one has a reason to be depressed. Medication can help them. So can time. So could therapy.

A person who has depression as a result of low dopamine production in the brain isn't going to talk their way out of it any more than a person with diabetes is going to talk their way into more insulin production.

Surely medication for depression is over prescribed. Surely some people can find other routes to solving their problem.

However, in the case of clinical depression arising from a medical condition, things like acupuncture are simply not going to have any effect whatsoever.
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