Re: Prozac for everyone.

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Date: Tue Aug 22 2000 - 06:32:32 PDT

In a message dated 8/20/2000 5:24:10 PM, writes:

>IMO, medication should be the last straw, the first being
>>an in-depth study of the patient's background, family history, present
>>state of life, etc.

not necessarily. Prozac can be like aspirin: You use it to bring down the
fever, even though it doesn't get at the fever's underlying cause.
Depression--mild depression (the big black bear being much much
scarier)--makes a person feel crummy, unnable to do anything, unable to
address anything. One of the excellent uses of prozac is that it enables a
person to participate meaningfully in an indepth study of his background,
family history, present state of life, etc. It lifts a person up enough to
participate in the resolution of his or her own problems. It's not a solution
to those problems--but without it, the sufferer can't get at them.


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