Prozac, Viagra, and Dope

Ambrose Andrews ambrosea at
Wed Jun 21 01:23:26 MDT 2000

Tony Abdo wrote various stuff including:
> 3) The criminal War on Drugs is not at issue. This is silly. And as I
> said, anti-depressants have no direct effect on mood.
> Answer- This is silly.      How can one say that anti-depressants have
> no effect on mood?      Are they placebos then?      Depression IS a
> mood disorder.      Therefore and anti-depressent should have some
> effect, one would hope.

This is formalistic.

Antidepressants treat depression, the symptoms of
which include low mood, among other things.
'direct' is the key word here.


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