Anti Depressants?...

Lisa & Ian Murray seamus at
Wed Aug 30 17:53:03 PDT 2000

>Real men don't have psychic problems -- they

>just get drunk.

I'm reminded of heroic imbiber Winston Churchill, who was afflicted with

what I believe he termed the "black dog" of depression throughout

his life.

Did his drinking help or make things worse? It's so very

difficult figuring

out causal relations re the origins and treatment of psychic distress. ====== His self-medication wasn't too far off the mark. Recent evidence suggests that alcohol works predominantly on the serotonergic system of the brain. Of course, too much and it's like setting off dynamite inside the mitochondria.

off to get a 6pack,


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