You've never dealt with serious depression.
There are very few posts on this thread.
Other than yours, they are derisive.
That just tells me that there are many who HAVE dealt with serious depression.
It's not uncommon, and those who are dealing with it should
NOT have a scarlet "D" branded upon them.
Your response doesn't address his comment. What he said has nothing to do with depression being serious or not.
He is 100% right to be cynical of the implications as presented.
*You've never dealt with serious depression*
Those who try to make a joke of this subject have
no understanding of neurobiology and have a basic
fear of the subject.
They have the same attitude that liberals have who don't
understand conservatives. In otherwords, they don't
want to know.
I'm not saying serious depression doesn't exist - I've dealt with it myself in the past, so I'm fully aware of the implications.
I'm just critical of this stance that is implied whenever genetic research pops up about any biological phenomonon, that tries to paint this portrait of genes being the total, absolute, and immutable determinants of the phenomenon.