Was going to comment all of this in the depression thread that had popped up but you fucks nuked it.
omg this isn't pol related
Shut the fuck up, kike. Proper understanding of human psychology and its applications leads to healthy individuals then consequently a healthy society. You can't do shit against the jew when you're drugged out on prescriptions or have the mentality of a special snowflake. Thus, we continue.
Psych 101 for anons
Principal numero uno: perspective determines subjective reality. What is perspective? Perspective is how you think. Your beliefs, your feelings, your actions, all culminate in what's referred to as perspective. In other words, it's your point of view and all things, internal and external, are determined by it. We'll get to this later. Subjective reality is just that, the reality which you believe you exist in. I say perspective determines subjective reality as it does not determine objective reality. e.g. no matter how hard I think I'm a duck, I will never be a fucking duck. In short, the goal of perspective is to shape it so that your subjective reality most accurately reflects objective reality. In other words, it ought to be true. As some old fuck, Aristotle, said: "Truth is that which correlates to reality". Moving on.
Depression and You
The error regarding depression and various other psychological ailments is to regard them as biological conditions i.e. you're depressed because there's something wrong with your physiological make up so take this pill to get better. In depression's case, the biological marker is serotonin levels which SSRI's seek to treat to "normal" levels. The error is to regard improper serotonin levels as a causal factor to depressive thoughts and symptoms i.e. you're depressed because you're serotonin levels are fucked up. This is not the case.
Firstly, serotonin levels are a correlative factor to depressive symptoms. I shouldn't have to tell you fucks correlation does not imply causation but lo and behold the APA (American Psychiatric Association) seems to have skipped stats and research one-o-fucking one. Thus, their attempt to shove an SSRI down everyone's throats that mutters "I don't feel good doc". FURTHER, not only do serotonin levels not cause depressive symptoms, the inverse is true. That is, depression causes abnormal serotonin levels. Let me fucking explain.
A known fact is that SSRI's are ineffective against milder forms of depression. Why's that? Because in milder forms, serotonin level's aren't fucked yet. But if serotonin level's cause depression, how can a person then be depressed? Because they fucking don't. Abnormal serotonin levels only appear in major depressive episodes thus SSRI's only maintain a hint of effectiveness when prescribed for the worst cases of depression. And even then, they aren't fucking necessary, often proving more harmful than good with innumerable side effects, long term consequences, never mind the fact that an SSRI patient is no better than a guinea pig, taking medication upon medication until they find one that "works" for them. Abnormal serotonin levels only appear once a person begins expressing depressive symptoms. So now we answer the question that Dr. Shekelstein should of asked in the fucking first place: what is depression?