The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79711 Message #1447867
Posted By: Jim Dixon
31-Mar-05 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Anti-Depressants / Getting off of
Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Depressants / Getting off of
There are different kinds of depression. Some people get depressed only when it is triggered by a tragic or intensely stressful event, such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, etc. Other people are chronically or intermittently depressed their whole lives.
I'm in the latter category, which is why I expect to take drugs the rest of my life. I can certainly see why people in the former category would be more motivated to get off them, and would have a better chance of success.
Maybe this goes without saying, but I should have made it clear before I made a statement that could be interpreted as pessimistic and discouraging.