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What "drugs" were used in ancient societies to treat depression?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
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In brief: Cathartically

Laxatives were prescribed by ancient greeks along with music & comidies.

In brief: Cathartically

Laxatives were prescribed by ancient greeks along with music & comidies.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
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In brief: You mean...

...that actually worked? None.
Don't be hoodwinked by all the ignorant crackpots out there: "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. The ancients mostly lived short, hard, illness-ridden lives. Forget about ch'i and ayurvedic medicine and all that claptrap. The truth is that it's all 99% worthless. In the old days until not so long ago, if you got sick or injured, you got better on your own or you died.

In brief: You mean...

...that actually worked? None.
Don't be hoodwinked by all the ignorant crackpots out there: "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. The ancients mostly lived short, hard, illness-ridden lives. Forget about ch'i and ayurvedic medicine and all that claptrap. The truth is that it's all 99% worthless. In the old days until not so long ago, if you got sick or injured, you got better on your own or you died.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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