Can anyone here honestly say they truly believed what they were doing was not wrong? Forget reasons, justifications, excuses, whatever, can any one of us claim that they didn't know their choices to cheat were wrong and would not end well if were known to their spouse?
If the answer to that is no, I knew it was wrong then doesn't the whole brain thing become a bit of a straw man?
I suppose I did set up the brain to be the Straw Man here.
I will argue, though, that depression doesn't make someone who is Major Depressive see things "more realistically." I never feel like re-living all of my past failures and heightening all of my own flaws until they're bigger than I am does anything "realistic" for me, except make me feel like $#!+ and grump at everyone in my life.