Should depression be cured with pills

June 3, 2015, 8:32 pm

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The debate "Should depression be cured with pills" was started by DanielleR123 on June 3, 2015, 8:32 pm. By the way, DanielleR123 is disagreeing with this statement. 19 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 52 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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depression can't really be cured with pills, but it can be lessened or managed with the help of antidepressants. but I would say that people with depression should only be on antidepressants if they are helping, if there is no change in their depression then there's no reason they should continue the medication.

3 years, 11 months ago

Could some of the voters disagreeing explain their position? The vote is currently 15-9 against without any comments from those who are against the use of antidepressants.

4 years ago

Pills are not always the answer, but they are a possible answer. Having spent years depressed, and then several years on antidepressants, I know that there are some cases where counseling doesn't work. If there is a chemical imbalance in the brain, chemicals that balance it are useful. To say that antidepressants are not necessary is comparable to saying that people with diabetes should go to counseling to fix their blood sugar.

4 years ago

I personally knew someone who was very dangerously depressed, there parents peanut thousands on getting him counselled but it had no effect on his moods within 2 weeks of him taking pills once a day he was a much happier and now a year later he only takes one a week and he is a much happier person Luke he was before he was depressed so tell me that pills weren't the right way to cure him after months of being counseled with no effect and a decrease in his health.

4 years ago

If it's irrational depression and it's actually cured, then yes. However if, like pain, depression is serving a purpose then no. If we are depressed because we are slaves, and then cured of that depression and live contented by our slavery then we've crossed the line into bad territory and mind control.

4 years ago
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