Re: Antidepressants: Happiness is only a drug?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 12:51:52 MST

> Increasing serotonin levels in the brain doesn't
> produce the same kinds of feelings as those things I
> mentioned.
> Loree

Evidently happiness is an epiphenomenon produced indirectly through positive
interaction with other people. Although heightened levels of serotonin may
accompany happiness, drugs don't in themselves satisfy the longing for social
success. Nevertheless, drugs may mask depression so that one can get on with
the business of succeeding socially. (People have a tendency to avoid
depressed individuals.)

Hunger disappears when you're having fun,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia

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