difficult child sent me this. It's something his psychiatrist gave him the link to persuade him to try SSRIs. It's 50 minutes long and guy giving the lecture does have an accent (and sounds like maybe some kind of mild speech impairment) but it is certainly worth watching. Here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXEq8NJBwA His hypothesis is, that antidepressants cause brains to have back juvenile type of plasticity and because of that, things can be re-learned. Antidepressants themselves are not enough but they have to be combined with therapy, training or rehab to take an advantage of that opportunity new-found plasticity gives the brains. And because of this effect antidepressants are not only effective with depression and such but also in other brain disorders where plasticity would be needed for recover. Some of the studies they have made are with fear responses with rats and there is also things about 9/11 survivors with PTSD. This is very relevant with my difficult child but I think this could be much of an interest also to all you.