There is no doubt that if you boost or restrict any of these neurotransmitters there will be a result. A shot of dopamine will me feel better on the short term, but that doesn't mean I'm dopamine-deficient.
I think it's up to each one of us to research the issue. And yes, I felt cheerier initially with the serotonin boost (anybody would), but as you know, it all backfires after a while and we have to escape it. The discussion of serotonin still stands as Boost, Letdown, and Then What?
Look where we are; medication certainly helps, but not this stuff. I would rather have my old depression back than to be where this crap has left me.
Big Pharma Psychiatrists appear to be experts by the media (especially CNN). Without independent verification, Psychiatrists are lauded as the sole expert on your brain and how your brain works in everyday life. The media believes depression is a brain disease and nothing else, and that's that, if you have it, you have it for life - they have seen it. You must be put on a drug to save your life (we all know how that works out).
The spin will continue on TV and in schools. They are regurgitating the hypothesis that there is a chemical imbalance in the brain and must be fixed by medication and there are no other means to defeating depression. As they complain about depression as a disease, I assume no one will say that the drug he was taking could have caused a suicide.
In reality, nobody knows why people do this stuff, and I can't trust doctors to tell me that it is my brain and I was born this way for the rest of my life. I don't believe the truth will come out of this case or any future ones. Pharmaceuticals have the money and shareholders to eliminate any possible concerns related to their business.
Antidepressants could help in the very short term. They also can kill you. They also change your personality and thinking abilities. Your judgement is impaired while on the drugs and may cause someone to do something dangerous. I have personal experience with my judgement being unstable.
In any event I am not going to blame the world on antidepressants. I am one person and cannot change the psyche and ideas of one nation. I hope Obama and the doctors put more people on the drugs so their family and friends will understand the serious consequences of their actions. It really is the only way for outsiders to understand that the drugs can kill. This idea may be sick, but I believe it is the only way for people to understand. Maybe then the drugs will be banned.
I used to believe I have a lifelong genetic disorder as stated by physicians. I realized now that is just a hypothesis set forth by a certain group of people. Think of how that feels to be forced to take drugs for the rest of your life. That idea in effect had increased my suicidal thoughts because I was relegated to the drugs for the rest of my life. Physicians are also the last ones to admit fault for fear of lawsuits. Only people can take control of their own lives. Zoned out and in a zombie like state, I decided to stop the drugs after realizing what was happening to me. It took me years to realize this and I believe that there are many more out there. It is a sad situation worse than the state of mind depression.