observations on life

Spineless and immoral

I have been reading abstract after abstract about using opioids for relief of depression, and the upshot is this:

“Although opioids have known antidepressant activity, their use in major depressive disorder (MDD) has been greatly limited by risk of abuse and addiction.”  (Emphasis mine.)

(Elliot Ehrich*,1, Ryan Turncliff1, Yangchun Du1, Richard Leigh-Pemberton1, Emilio Fernandez2, Reese Jones2 and Maurizio Fava3
1Research and Development, Alkermes, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA; 2University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA; 3Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA)
So much better to be A) so miserable that you’re useless to yourself and everyone else or B) suicidal, than risk “abuse or addiction.” What absolute horseshit. My life and that of other depressed people is in the hands of those you care nothing about us, and who are spineless and immoral.

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