Our expert says:
Be espeially wary of the drinking, as alcohol is so effective at magnifying depression and worsening it. Sounds like you may need to go back on your meds --- but you really ought to see your local shrink for a re-assessment, as maybe a different management plan, such as CBT counselling, could help.
Sarel seems to be conducting his own campaign ( scientologist, perhaps ? ) and is not providing acurate information. As antidepressants are given to the people in society most likely to commit suicide anyway, it's hardly surprising that some of them do indeed suicide--- despite the drugs, not necessarily because of them. Many of the people on heart meds die of heart attacks, but not because the drugs cause the attacks --- they're on the drugs because they are already at high risk.
And its nonsense to assume that any depression must EITHER be caused entirely by chemical imbalances OR by external events --- most are caused by both, in varying proportions.
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