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Re: Medication decision for child Jane D

Posted by SalArmy4me on June 16, 2001, at 19:33:41

In reply to Medication decision for child SalArmy4me, posted by Jane D on June 16, 2001, at 16:45:04

Are you telling people that they should mistrust their doctor and always follow their own usually uninformed whims? Doctors study this stuff, trust them. Chances are good that your doctor knows from first-hand clinical experience what works and what doesn't. Parents do not have any first-hand experience with highly psycho-active drugs.

> Amenz gave some very good reasons for not wanting her daugher on a mood stabilizer. So far as I know there is no research yet on whether bad responses to a drug are inherited but it certainly seems reasonable. Actually, it seems inevitable. I know that we make the reverse assumption often - that a drug will work well if >it has worked for a relative.

There is no evidence to suggest that a similar reaction will occur if someone who is related takes the same drug. All that this person has to "rule out" all mood-stabilizers is a few bad experiences with one. Meanwhile, there are several of them available now, each of which represents a wonderful opportunity for relief, like lamotrigine, gabapentin, and topiramate. There is even a new formulation of Depakote called ER.




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