Originally Posted by DeVore
We're veering off topic. This isn't a thread about the evils of Big Pharm and I'm decidedly uncomfortable about any suggestion people come off meds by anyone but a relevant qualified medical practitioner.
When studies came out to show that for low and mid level depression placebo was as effective as anti depressive medications the conspiracy types had a field day. Yes it was very interesting research, but in their rush against big pharma the same people neglected to see or understand that they still worked
. Hey I'd be first in line to suggest that there may well be an over reliance on these drugs in less extreme cases, just as I would over the historical over reliance on antibiotics but like the latter they are still very effective treatments for many people and conditions.
Originally Posted by Benny_Cake
And medication is only part of the solution, no one claims it is a silver bullet.
Indeed. Ironically the anti pharma people expect that it is or should be a magic bullet and are dismayed to find it may not be(few medications are), even if it's a great help to many people.