Go to end of page
Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.
This hasn't reached the level of NFL suicides, but we've now heard about Freel, Mike Flanagan, and Hideki Irabu over the past two years.
Just very sad. I also remember Freel had an issue with alcohol (maybe a DUI?).
If you had asked "Ryan Freel, retired or no?" I'm sure I would have said no, thinking he was a bench player on some team I hadn't been paying attention to.
Anti-depressants work well for about 80% of cases. There are a lot of people in the other 20%.
people only really get significantly excited when the deaths happen with guns. it shouldn't be the weapon that creates all the talktalk. it SHOULD be that
1 - the mental condition wasn't treated
2 - people are dead -
Yea, but I seem to recall him being a big party animal, not necessarily someone that was drinking alone in a hotel room. I know those are stereotypes and he very well may have been drinking to mask some pain.
I dont even remember he was a cub. what year was that? also I didnt know he was out of baseball
hope things get better. you didn't have much of a wait - you wouldn't believe the length of time for a MHMR visit (mental health clinic for the poor/uninsured) here. it's MONTHS. very few private psychiatrists take medicaid. (and best i know, there aren't any private child psychiatrists here in harris county who do)
there are all KINDS of medicine just like there are all KINDS of people and some work better for some than others and you have to work until you find what fits.
hey i'm a MANN i don't need this shtt i'm fine now. i know Youse People.
Ryan Freel reportedly killed himself with a shotgun.
I know most anti-depressants have to be taken over a period of weeks to gauge their effectiveness, and I admit I haven't done that but a)I've found the immediate side-effects are too disturbing to continue the experiment and b)I have personally seen the withdrawal symptoms in others and they terrify me.
And what's with the drug pushing? I was adamant that I would refuse any anxiolytic or anti-depressant, and that if they made my treatment conditional to taking such drugs I would cancel everything full stop. It blew my therapist's mind and I have reason to think I'm the only patient at this admittedly small clinic who has ever refused drugs.
it won't get real too much attention because who cares if the mentally ill kill themselves? it's when they kill others that it gets attention and then it's all about the guns. instead of the non-treatment of the ill...
Mental illness will always be difficult to treat because the person ultimately responsible is the one who is ill, and the illness directly affects judgement. Even so, I question 'astonishingly well'...
The Depressing News About Antidepressants
Jan 28, 2010
Studies suggest that the popular drugs are no more effective than a placebo. In fact, they may be worse.
Although the year is young, it has already brought my first moral dilemma. In early January a friend mentioned that his New Year's resolution was to beat his chronic depression once and for all. Over the years he had tried a medicine chest's worth of antidepressants, but none had really helped in any enduring way, and when the side effects became so unpleasant that he stopped taking them, the withdrawal symptoms (cramps, dizziness, headaches) were torture. Did I know of any research that might help him decide whether a new antidepressant his doctor recommended might finally lift his chronic darkness at noon?
The moral dilemma was this: oh, yes, I knew of 20-plus years of research on antidepressants, from the old tricyclics to the newer selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that target serotonin (Zoloft, Paxil, and the granddaddy of them all, Prozac, as well as their generic descendants) to even newer ones that also target norepinephrine (Effexor, Wellbutrin).
The research had shown that antidepressants help about three quarters of people with depression who take them, a consistent finding that serves as the basis for the oft-repeated mantra "There is no question that the safety and efficacy of antidepressants rest on solid scientific evidence," as psychiatry professor Richard Friedman of Weill Cornell Medical College recently wrote in The New York Times.
But ever since a seminal study in 1998, whose findings were reinforced by landmark research in The Journal of the American Medical Association last month, that evidence has come with a big asterisk. Yes, the drugs are effective, in that they lift depression in most patients.
But that benefit is hardly more than what patients get when they, unknowingly and as part of a study, take a dummy pill—a placebo. As more and more scientists who study depression and the drugs that treat it are concluding, that suggests that antidepressants are basically expensive Tic Tacs.
I'm a fourth year medical student
Principled anger used to be a great motivator and God knows there will always be a lot of stuff in the world to be righteously angry about but now I can barely be bothered, partly because all passion has seriously evaporated across the board and partly because I feel overwhelmed and alienated with cultural/political/philosophical topics.
4) A very underrated treatment for severe depression is ECT. There's unfortunately a stigma associated with it among the layperson but it's been shown to be a better treatment than antidepressants.
Now, I'm not RETARDO but...
Man, if I could somehow choose which memories I lost, I'd wrap my head in aluminum foil, grab a fork & head for the nearest electrical outlet right this minute ...
You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.
Login to Join (0 members)
Page rendered in 0.8105 seconds, 53 querie(s) executed