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Re: Any med drs out there dealing with Gad/depression?

Posted by JohnL on June 8, 2000, at 17:18:48

In reply to Any med drs out there dealing with Gad/depression?, posted by marc on June 5, 2000, at 19:49:30

I'm sure no med doc. But the School of Hard Knocks has taught me a few things over the years.

I think one idea is to spend some time with a counselor for just a few weeks. A good one can work miracles in helping to put the grief in perspective and get a handle on things. Good ones have amazing strategies to overcome life's hurdles and emerge with new vigor. I've had a couple counselors over the years, and one in particular was just amazing. Angels in disguise.

If the cause of your GAD/depression is biological in nature though, time spent with a counselor could very well prove frustrating. In those situations, counseling helps but usually only after medication is working. If your symptoms are biological in nature, it would make every negative life event seem even more drastic than in reality. Perspective is distorted. So at this point I think it might be worthwhile to try to identify whether your symptoms are purely life-event related--which should respond to counseling; or biological--which would not respond well to counseling, but rather medication; or both.

And for a change of subject...since you are in pre-med, I would like to make a suggestion of reading a book (manual actually) called The Successful Treatment of Brain Chemical Imbalance by Dr Martin Jensen. It's about $30 and can be read in an evening or two. The reason I suggest this is because the book clearly identifies which chemical imbalances are responsible for which symptoms, and which drug protocals have the highest percentage chance of working, and stuff like that. It isn't one man's overnight idea, but rather an accumulation of years of evidence provided by hundreds of patients. It has information you will not find in med school. They won't teach you this stuff. But they should. I am familiar with what they teach in school. And I'm familiar with this book, as well as an array of other psychiatric books. I truly believe you would be a huge step ahead of your peers by understanding not only what they teach in school, but also what's in this book. They are complimentary, not contradictory. For the sake of an enhanced career and the ability to cure patients that other doctor's can't, I think you should include this book in your library.

We need more thoroughly good doctors. I hope you feel better soon. I do wish you a smooth day.




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