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Re: Dr Jensen protocol : NOT

Posted by Bob on October 30, 1999, at 16:36:13

In reply to Re: Dr Jensen protocol : NOT, posted by saint james on October 29, 1999, at 17:52:59

All the same, he does one thing that very few doctors think is even reasonable to do -- his approach tries to examine mental disorders in a systemic way. Sure, "medical science" can describe what each of these individual systems are supposedly responsible for in terms of function, but how much gets beyond the idea of first-order effects? The standard protocol remains change one variable, wait until that change produces some sort of equilibrium, then evaluate that state to see if the protocol should be continued or changed. With our lack of precise understanding of how these neurochemical changes map onto behavior, this protocol really is scientifically bankrupt. It assumes that any change in behavior is solely determined by the change in protocol, and cannot account for any behavior that is determined or influenced by a variety of systems in the brain -- some of which may be aided by the change, some ignored, and others hampered.

It's this approach that leaves folks like me waiting for years to find the right combination of medicines. I hear people talk about meds pooping out after five years -- I've been on them more than 2.5 years and I still haven't found a combination that has the potential to poop out at some time in the future.

my two cents,




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