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Re: I' m upset , wanna find a ...IsoM

Posted by Anna Laura on December 15, 2001, at 1:47:32

In reply to Re: I' m upset , wanna find a good pdoc, posted by IsoM on December 14, 2001, at 14:51:30

> I think any doctor who yells at his patients isn't fit to be a doctor. If he can't handle himself how can he advise others on what to do?
> I know you live in Italy. What's the doctors there like? Is it easy to find another caring doctor? Is there any therapy groups around you that you could get in touch with to find what they'd recommend as a good doctor. There must be something that gives lists of available doctors. You can even do a search on your internet for doctors in your area.
> A lot of what the doctor said was valid. His explanations to you & his method of explaining definitely ARE NOT though.
> ...And I'm always leery of any doctor who doesn't like to see his patients learn about their meds. I call it a "God syndrome". None of what you asked him was out of place but showed you're thinking ahead, that's all. What a jerk he must be!

The pdoc scene here in Italy it's quite discouraging. I believe there are many valuable and professional pdoc here, the only problem is that our legislation doesn't protect us from pdoc malpractice and abuse AT ALL. That really sucks, believe me.God only knows all the abuses I've been through. Doctors here are worshipped as Gods, and the patients are supposed tobe submissive and humble, following their instructions without complaining. The implications for such cultural and legal customs is that pdocs feel somehow "protected" thus feeling legitimated to pursue their whims. The pdoc i was talking about didn't even know about dopaminergic augmentation of ADs. When i mentioned that, he told me i was a fool. Funny thing is that i suggested MAOIS to him since he had told me i've had tried all the ADs available and that there were no other meds i could try. "Right, i didn't think about that "- was his reply."Parmodaline is the only MAOI available in the market though"- he added. I told him there was Selegiline which was a type B MAOI which he didn't know about. "I'll make some research on that and i'll let you know " he replied.
The second time i called him he told me i was stupid and ignorant since Selegiline was a drug for Parkinson desease. I made a research through the italian drugs data base, which showed Selegiline classification being controversial since it was a MAOI ( thus being an antidepressant) even though it was being prescribed for Parkinson desease.
Last spring I went to IDEA association which is a sort of national alleance of depressed patients only to find out that i already knew the pdoc they suggested me. This jerk misdiagnosed my depression, labelled it as a anxiety disorder and prescribed me a strong neuroleptic resembling thorazine which turned me in to a vegetable. I feel like ther's nowhere to turn. I'm considering about going abroad since i live near the French border (three hours drive away). I don't know what else to do.




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