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Re: Atomoxetine (Straterra) - bi polar comorbid?

Posted by froggyanna on May 24, 2003, at 20:48:08

In reply to Re: Atomoxetine (Straterra) - bi polar, posted by comorbid? on May 24, 2003, at 20:24:24

> Thank you for your opinions, but really i think you need to take a closer look at things before making the type of statements you made. Mental illness is complicated, highly variable, and poorly understood; jumping to snap conclusions is not the way to deal with it.

Yes, I think it's very easy sometimes for people to hear someone else's story and react to one idea in that story and go galumphing about giving unsolicited advice. I'm sure I've done it, too. I'm on a discussion board about thyroid problems, and after posing a question about information that my doctor gave me, I got all kinds of responses along the lines of "Your doctor is stupid, get a new doctor." I find that people have sometimes polarized themselves and set themselves up to automatically disregard doctors, no matter what. It's probably because they HAVE been abused and/or neglected by many doctors in the past. However, in this particular case, I've seen this doctor ONCE, I really liked him, we hit it off, and he spent time with me. So, because he does one thing or says one thing that may not be in line with what some people "know," I'm supposed to run madly away?? No. You can drive yourself crazy finding the one doctor who will tell you what you WANT to hear. Would I switch if I came to the conclusion that he is NOT the doctor for me? Yes, but that will take some time to find out! At least, for this one, it will. There have been other doctors where I knew right away. The fact is: he's NOT stupid and neither am I. If we can work together to find the best solution to my health problems, in a give and take manner, that would be ideal. And that will take a few visits to find out if that's the way it will go. The best way to GET respect is to be sure that you give plenty of it (without giving away your power, of course).





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