Too many people have illegal drugs habits. Many (if not most) end-up being diagnosed as depressed or bi-polar and prescribed drugs. ...especially pot smokers about 10 years or so after they make the wrong friends and start their habits.
Fellow Americans, we need to get some healthy hobbies going. Jack LaLanne was born in 1914 and was still going strong, last I saw.
This is depressing.
It is the Democrats that drove me to it.
Financial problems, shift work, stressful jobs, a-hole bosses, cheating spouses, kids with no ambition or clues, Dimocrats in general, recession. Do I really have to go on?
Having been diagnosed with big D depression, and having had little d depression, I can tell that the difference between both is as wide as a paper cut from a gunshot wound.
And the news Thursday, February 28th, 2008, is that tests show that millions of people taking Prozak and another of the popular antidepressents, are taking what amounts to a placebo. Or, in most cases, that is.
What do you think of our FDA, now?
(there was a time when the FDA had standards that what you sold or offered had to be at least to your knowledge, what you said it was. Or, is.)
The walking well...
Of course, this person the writer calls “Julie” could also go to work one morning and kill a few of her co-workers and then herself. No one will hold the idiot doctor responsible for writing the prescription, but instead blame the company that made the gun.
Well, thank heavens for that.
Actually, the answer seems to be that there is no simple answer. Different ages suffer from different characteristic maladies. In the Renaissance, it was Melancholy. In the Age of Freud it was Hysteria. In the sixties, it was narcissism. Maybe today it's depression.
And there's no single answer. Drugs can help some, but on most it is wasted or counterproductive. Psychiatry can help some, but most psychiatrists seem to have their own problems of adjustment, and many (including Freud himself) succeed in making their patients worse off than before.
Religious counseling can help, but in some cases drugs or psychiatric counseling is needed too. It helps to have religion, family, a purpose in life, but not in all cases.
It's logical that these dynamics in society will ravage many souls. It's cause and effect.
You seem to run into so many people nowadays who even though they’re relatevely young they almost seem to be totally dense. You wonder if it might be from a lifetime of turning to this drug and that drug to cure whatever ailment they imagine they might have.
I am a Medicated-American.You got a problem with that? You talkin’ to me? Hey, you say that Gay-Americans were born this way, we Medicated-Americans were born this way too! We can’t change our skin color!
Zoloft has been a blessing for my family.
After Hurricane Katrina, I was suffering from post traumatic stress, which I saw a doctor for. The doctor was trying very hard to get me on Prozac, which I refused to take. There was so much pressure for me to have a prescription it made me think that the doctor must have had some kind of financial incentive to write as many prescriptions as possible.