Wednesday, 27 February 2008


Well what a turn up for the books. A study of studies of anti-depressants has advised that, in many cases, they have no more benefit to the sufferer than a placebo. Would you believe it?
Well, actually, yes. I’ve always thought so. And I think this way because most people who are ‘depressed’ are nothing of the sort. Don’t get me wrong, there IS real depression, but it is extremely rare, and no drugs will be of much benefit to them either.
No, what most people think of as ‘depression’ is really being ‘fed up’ – to which, I’d say, get over it. And the reason why they don’t is that a culture has grown that says depression is widespread and a serious problem.
It is nothing of the sort. What is widespread is a fanatical need by Big Biz pharmaceuticals to get everyone hooked on pills as soon as, and for as long as, possible. And they’ve been so successful that, if we all jumped at once, the planet would rattle.

© Anthony North, February 2008


Twilight said...

Nice segue, AN !

"if we all juimped at once"....then on to talk of the earthquake. :-)

Re the earthquake - astrologers tend to believe that eclipses are often followed by earthquakes, I think there IS evidence to back them up.

There was an eclipse about a week ago.

As the Moon affects tides, and various other earthly matters, it's not too long a shot to think that an eclipse might have some earthly repercussion. :-)

anthonynorth said...

Hi Twilight,
The two posts were purely coincidental, honest.
Rather like the eclipse/earthquake correlation?
Sorry, couldn't resist that one :-)
With present understanding of forces, any influence would be thought too weak to cause an earthquake, but science changes all the time. I wouldn't cancel out such a possibility.

Yours truly Mason said...

I feel your completely right in everything you said there are to many stubburn people today who just dont help themselves

anthonynorth said...

Hi yours truly mason,
Many thnaks for your comment. Much appreciated.

Sandy Carlson said...

I'm with you on this one. Depression sells. I had a dear friend who was diagnosed as depressed. The meds he received over the years destroyed his mind until he destroyed himself. An awful thing. And he was so very beautiful. Thanks for doing the work on this one!

anthonynorth said...

Hi Sandy,
It is an oft repeated story. Tragic. Thanks for bringing this case up.