Re: Beat the Blues
I agree that some people are sadder than others, but since there's no evidence that an imbalance in brain chemistry causes depression, trying to treat it is a huge and dangerous guessing game. Unlike most "diseases" there's no way to test for imbalances or what a drug is doing to our brains.
I've known a LOT of people who never tried exercise, a good diet, cutting out alcohol, had blood work done and on and on before they get put on antidepressants. I've been on depression message boards for 6 years and it's very, very rare for doctors to try to heal people naturally first. They don't even suggest these approaches or warn about alcohol, pot, caffeine, etc. They figure that people are too lazy, stubborn or weak to make changes, so prescribe drugs.