Posted by JonW on February 7, 2003, at 9:08:59
In reply to Re: Effective meds for Social Phobia?, posted by utopizen on February 6, 2003, at 17:51:39
> the majority of those who take an SSRI do not benefit for their social anxiety.
> Klonopin benefits 70-80%, so I'd really like to think how your basing your statement... Klonopin is obviously going to help someone with such a severe case of social phobia, where you may not have had such a severe case or were just lucky to have it be related to serotonin.
I agree that Klonopin is an effective med for social anxiety, but I think you are overgeneralizing a bit. Just because a clinical trial shows improvement in 80% doesn't mean it will benefit 80% of the general population with SP. Also, how can you say the majority who take an SSRI do not get any benefit for SP? What is this based on? Actually, there have been far more trials confirming the efficacy of SSRIs than Klonopin. Neither Klonopin nor an SSRI will necessarily be effective for someone. Everyone responds differently. It is an overgeneralization and a seemingly baseless statement to say Klonopin will work for most and the SSRIs will not work for most. There is no magic pill yet, but there is a biological and psychological component to this disorder that can both be addressed. I know I'd appreciate it if you rephrased what you said.