How does depression affect the brain?

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Offline thedoc

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How does depression affect the brain?
« on: 25/06/2015 11:50:01 »
Patrick asked the Naked Scientists:
How is depression caused in humans and does this affect the brain?
What do you think?
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Re: How does depression affect the brain?
« Reply #1 on: 25/06/2015 16:51:40 »
I will tell you a story from my own years of adversity and meditation.

A possible side-effect of beta-blocker blood pressure medication in a minority of patients is (would you believe it?)  -- depression.

A few months after the VA doc switched me to one of them, I broke down crying like a little girl when the boss handed me an assignment. It was that bad.

The doc told me it was almost unheard of that the new med was responsible, but to go ahead and stop it. Three days latter, I woke up still feeling all the symptoms of clinical depression. After breakfast I lay down trying to figure out how I would live as a mental cripple and fell asleep.

When I woke up, it was as if the world was on a dimmer switch that had been turned up again. The last of the evil med took that long to be washed out of my brain.

So if your genome won't tolerate beta-blocker meds, just take some of that drug and you too can be on that wagon train to hell that is called -- endogenous depression.