Dear Rev Laura: Thank-you for being so candid about your
experience. It is this type of honesty which, I believe,
will be salvation's salve. We have not found out why so
many people are depressed. It is epidemic, and certainly
does need to be examined indepth.
About SAD; isnt that about a lack of hormone production?
When the sun (Vit D) does not stimulate our pituitary gland
at the back of our eyes (where the pituitary exists) we do
not release the needed hormones and/or feel good hormones
Recently I have learned about the empathic hormone called
oxytocin. This is an amazing bit of trivia, but this female
hormone oxytocin (not to be confused with the pain
killerOxyContin tm. This hormone produces a flood of
"love" feelings (empathy) to overtake women right after the
birth of baby.
This hormone is absent in men (I believe(?). Thus there are
"male" brains and "female" brains. Wow, eh?
I am researching this subject presently as I was unaware of
this important hormone.
Apparently mother rats would rather have their baby rats
(pups) present to nurse rather than a shot of cocaine when
given the choice. This proves that oxytocin may replace
drug abuse with the natural "feel" good hormone oxytocin
which is present in women.
Go to www.tvo.org/theagenda It is all about the brain this
week, very interestingly and contraversial subject matter.