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Can A Regular Doctor Porescribe? Anna Laura

Posted by IsoM on December 15, 2001, at 2:50:54

In reply to Re: I' m upset , wanna find a ...IsoM, posted by Anna Laura on December 15, 2001, at 1:47:32

Anna, that sounds like a horrible circumstance you're in. It wasn't that long ago that doctors in North America had the same God-syndrome as yours has. Now patients are acting as consumers, hiring or firing their doctor if they're not satisfied & doctors now have to listen to patients more or they lose business. Specialists can still have that syndrome as there's not as many so that includes psychiatrists.

Here in Canada, most general physicians prescribe a psychotropic drugs & only refer their patients to psychiatrist if they don't respond to medication & the meds need to be carefully balanced. How is it in Italy? Can a regular doctor prescribe the needed medication? I've found these doctors are a little more humble & will listen to their patients & read articles brought to their attention more than psychiatrists. Maybe your regular doctor, if he doesn't want to prescribe, can recommend a fellow physician who would.

**************************************************************************************************** > 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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