As most are aware, there has been a fare amount of media coverage this week to some quack telling everyone that anti-depressants aren't all they're cracked up to be. Some of the coverage I think has been a tad irresponsible, given that there are thousands of people in the community that are relying on their medication to keep them right and they have some newscaster/journalist with a big headline, spouting off that it does them no good and they'd be better taking sugar pills. I can imagine some of these poor souls coming off their medication and ending up with greater problems than they started with. In the first day of reporting the story, I cannot remember one newscaster/journalist saying at the end of their report/article, that those on medication should keep taking them until told otherwise by their Dr.
Anyway enough of the rant. I wonder how many Dr's actually give out the sugar pills. I think I would be a prime candidate for them if I ever suffered from depression. I'm one of these people, that if you tell me its good for me, I would believe it ( I'd be good with the hypnosis too, I know I'm open to suggestion
But what about the so called sick, the benefit cheats, who pretend to be ill to avoid working, and who when they get their medication prescribed (free of charge) to them, will sell it to those helpless creatures that are addicted to anything that blots out reality. Don't tell me that the Dr's don't know who these people are. Surely, the NHS would be able to save a small fortune in giving those ill deserving toe-rags the placebo pill (sorry back in rant mode again).
Oh, and do we believe that the power of the mind, can overcome these and other illnesses. I know they say that laughter is good for you, certainly works for ma wife