Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Your mood is a disease

I just found this post at my drafts. I saved it in June 2008 and didn't publish. It's amazing but it could have been written today:

don't feel sad. don't cry...
it's not normal feeling sad
you are in pain
or perhaps sad because you have cancer or diabetes...
don't cry!

Please, there's some help for you right here. I hope it helps.

The link is to Philip Dawdy's post: Depression Linked To Absolutely Everything and the list in long: "heart disease, cancer, obesity, chronic pain, racism, poverty, smoking and so on have all been tied in with depression,..."
Don't these people have any idea of the mess they are creating?
This banalization of depression will affect people who are really depressed.
Those people who suffers from Major Depression or Bipolar Depression.
It's hard hearing those famous advices:
"-You don't want face your problems and is using this disease as an excuse to be in bed all day." "-You're lazy." "-Take a walk and you'll feel fine."
When we are waiting for a "campaign" to explain people who are around a depressed person that it's not a question of wanting to feel this way they only gives more and more reasons for a total lack of comprehension about what depression really is.
Shame on you!
I wonder what Einstein would say.
We have to remember that despite being a pacifist he witnessed, and was even advised to write the letter that led to Manhattan Project, with great distress his theory being used in the wrong way.
If he saw all of what is being done under the name of science(?) he probably would stop his work and use his name fighting these people who are using his field in the most infamous way.
Science is wonderful! But what these people are doing has nothing to do with science.
Real science would never ever put on the market drugs based on hypotheses. Would never say "-It works this way" when they are far from understanding what the problem really is.
Stigma and more stigma. And there it goes more and more loneliness and depressed people will have to keep on hiding their feelings and cry themselves till sleep alone.
Thank you JAMA, NIHM and all of you!

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