Cu An Kiong, Oktober 2017.
Sebuah refleksi pribadi pasca mengikuti kegiatan Lasem Pluralism Trail, 12–15 Oktober 2017 .
Some of my readers have asked what “Day at the Beach” is about. Usually I leave readers to come up with their own takes on the text, but felt in this particular case I may have led them astray with overdone symbolism and bloated stream of consciousness. So back to the text.
I was pretty careful to emphasize that the effectiveness of antidepressants is contested, not that it’s been established to be simply due to the placebo effect.
Further, this retreat from “antidepressants work” to the much more conservative “well, they at least work on severely depressed patients” is a fairly common tactic…