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Re: I want a new drug.........paulk » roo

Posted by paulk on May 29, 2001, at 22:22:36

In reply to Re: I want a new drug.........paulk, posted by roo on May 29, 2001, at 16:13:10

MAOIS are often effective for atypical depression but are used as a last resort partly because we live in a country that thinks we can sue ourselves to prosperity and utopia. Docs are afraid of the potential use of MAOIs for suicide – and the lawsuit that might follow. They are also afraid of the somewhat exaggerated drug/diet interactions that can be fatal to a non-compliant patient.

If you want to try a MAOI, you need to reassure your doctor you won’t OD and you can follow the dietary restrictions. Tell your doctor you understand the concern. Hey, most psy docs are almost as screwed up as I am; they need reassuring too. As a group, Psy docs are doctors that were timid about surgery (or even touching patients) in med school, and not the most courageous lot. I knew one who refused to try ANY sexual side effect remedies because that would be “poly pharmacology” . The one I see know is quite different, gutsy – you would never guess he was a psy doc.

I have heard (here and other places) that MAOIs can be a very good choice for some patients.




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