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Re: when and how to get a second opinion?

Posted by zippy on February 16, 2003, at 7:15:32

In reply to when and how to get a second opinion?, posted by babs on February 14, 2003, at 17:50:38

It's seems your entire focus is on finding the right combination of medications to relieve your symptoms. Who is the human underlying this alphabet soup of psychiatric nomenclature?! It sounds like your pdoc is using a reasonable psychopharm approach, though I would tend to agree that you may be overmedicated. If you haven't received some psychotherapy such as a cognitive/behavioral approach, give it some consideration. Outcome studies on OCD for example, suggest that medication alone is woefully inadequate and that best results are seen with combination therapy. Putting it in more concrete terms, you may be focusing too much on the medication issue, which may be only 50% of the solution. Even if your medications are optimized to the best possible outcome, your treatment may fail, without addressing other factors (e.g. psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, etc). I certainly don't intend to insult your intelligence with this suggestion and recognize that this is psychopharm bulletin board, but the only treatment that you mentioned for query was related to your medication regimen. I wish you well.




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