Originally Posted by Faceman
I think that's what that TV program "Pitbulls and Parolees" is based upon too, although I don't know how much is TV hype.
Northwesten, you have it a little bit backwards. It is the doctors to blame - not the drug companies. Tranqs are not over the counter, but prescription drugs. Doctors overprescribe them horribly. I have been given prescriptions for Zoloft and Prozac many times and have never taken one. When I get depressed or stressed out I turn to diet and exercise and can accomplish the same thing as taking drugs.
Although I don't take them (and wouldn't), I don't condemn tranqs - they are useful for short term use to help people cope, The problem is doctors permit people to be on their happy pills for years instead of months, so they become mentally dependent upon them. You can become mentally dependent on anything...
yes is true! Then I think it can be hand to hand then really. Drug company's + doctors is a bad mixes when folks don't do anything in their life. My view is drug company's shouldn't advertise thing that's not over the counter.
BTW I didn't catch the name who posted how depression works and I know how they work. Even so the basic steps to get out of it is life style not pills.
I going to put this out there but last 2 years my wife thought I needed to see a doctor about depression. I was very very unhappy how thing been going. I told her I not suffering from depression I suffering from crap life. Now I couldn't doing anything I love doing until 6 weeks ago I was riding again and meeting new folks. Filed bankruptcy and cleared our debit that was making me not do anything and been VERY tight on food.
My wife noticed how instantly I became happy I have become. Hell even my doctor thought I needed treatment but I refused completely. Money and diet and hobbies and work plays big part. There are many folks bored and unhappy with work etc but these fixes can be done in some ways by not taking the bill. I will say most of them can do something about it with out any medical help.
I know 8 folks who was getting treatment and 6 of them served in the wars in Iraq and afgan and lost friends etc and 1 because they lost a child. When dramatic events happen treatment is there to help.