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