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Re: Med Time-Scales - to Anna and SalArmy4me

Posted by Jane D on September 19, 2001, at 16:59:44

In reply to Re: Dysthymia/Chronic Depression - Med Time-Scales sweetmarie, posted by SalArmy4me on September 19, 2001, at 13:54:14

> There is no evidence to support the assertion that a medicine should take more than 6 weeks to work--if it is going to work at all. The only drug that might take months is Lithium--for smoothing out cycles.

Sal - My understanding is that anyone with a history like Anna's would have been screened out from most med studies. As are the suicidal. As are people with more than one diagnosis. It makes me wonder just how much we can infer from these studies. What do you think? - Jane


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