I was having a im conversation with an INTP friend of mine...we were discussing Depression...here's part of the convo:
him (11:29:25 PM): i forget where i was reading.. but said depression and any other "mental" condition is really caused by toxins & parasites
Auto response from me(11:29:25 PM): I'm so close to tears
and so close to simply calling you
up and simply suggesting...
me(11:29:41 PM): hmmmm i don't really believe that.
me(11:30:12 PM): do you?
him (11:30:39 PM): idk
him (11:31:53 PM): we know people in general arent happy because they have no relationship with god
me (11:32:00 PM): to much of what goes on in the brain is chemical. while they may interfere i don't think toxins and parasites are the cause..perhaps an additional reason.
him(11:32:16 PM): but this was talking about clinical conditions
me (11:32:21 PM): ah
him (11:33:02 PM): the brain still relies on a proper diet to function correctly
him (11:33:07 PM): just like any other organ
me (11:33:55 PM): i remember reading somewhere about depression that some depression is because of the way people are living their lives...and then there is the chemical depression. yes i agree with that (properdiet and such) Even with autism you can moderate symtoms by diet (not cure) but def make a bit more manageable.
him (11:34:57 PM): to me the chemical kind is the most physical
me (11:35:07 PM): ?more....
him (11:37:31 PM): we get emotionally or spiritually depressed.. even those have an effect on our physical minds and bodies.. theres no such thing as "in our head"
him (11:38:00 PM): so without any outside influencing factor, the depression has to have a physical cause
him (11:38:42 PM): the term "chemical imbalance" was invented by chemists who want to sell chemicals to "rebalance"
him (11:39:13 PM): it really isnt proven at all
me (11:39:27 PM): agree to some extent. however the connections that occur in our brains is electrical
me (11:41:05 PM): and chemical. and in some people flawed. I understand what you're saying but I think..........
Ok enough of that..what do you think is the greatest cause of depression?