Losing faith. Why should I believe in God?


#81

@MarkoB0726

You are correct in that the term “chemical imbalance” is simplistic. And you are correct that nothing is ever “proven” in medicine. It is an art as well as a science. Research goes on.

Harvard Medical School explains the biochemistry of depression far better than I could.


#82

Great conversation here. I am an habitually skeptical over thinker myself who has lapsed, but I often want to return to a life in Christ and the Church. I can relate to the OP and appreciate many of the thoughtful responses and encouragement he is receiving here.


#83

Fair enough, but as someone who’s had to take antidepressants for almost 20 years, I don’t think they actually cure major depression. They may alleviate the symptoms, but they certainly don’t heal the hole in one’s heart. We also don’t know what the long-term consequences of these drugs may be, which is the scariest part.


#84

@MarkoB0726: You and I walked the same road, brother in Christ. I went through the same misery for decades. No medications work for me. I refer you to one of my earlier posts. (I’m sorry if you’ve read it already.)


#85

Glad to hear you found something that worked. I’m weaning off Pristiq (under medical supervision) and it’s getting somewhat difficult. I don’t think I wanna try medical marijuana at this point. I wanna see if regular cardio will help.


#86

@MarkoB0726 I pray you find something that works for you. I went through two series of transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment. I had to go three or four times a week. The entire treatment took six weeks. It did work briefly for me. It’s not shock therapy. And it’s done in your doctor’s office. You’re alert and awake with a gizmo on your head sends magnetic zaps into your brain. It’s not painful. It’s annoying more than anything else. But it didn’t bother me. No medication is a taken before, during or after.

For more information, check out the NeuroStar site.


#87

Thanks I’ll look into it as a possible solution down the road.


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