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Re: The SSRI controversy

Posted by lia mason on December 7, 2004, at 22:46:12

In reply to Re: The SSRI controversy, posted by linkadge on December 5, 2004, at 22:29:48

There was a really good article (cover story) in NYTimes Magazine about adolescents and SSRI's and suicide a few weeks back. The part I found interesting was what they call "rollback": the delicate period in the first month of AD treatment when mood benefits haven't kicked in, but improvement in organization and energy has commenced. So it's very possible that a suicidal patient gains motivation in this early phase of treatment while he/she is still depressed. I worry that we'll never sort this all out and in the meantime a panic will prevent docs from prescribing the drugs. I, for example, struggled horribly for a couple years until Prozac was released and I got my life back. I was 18. It wasn't magic, of course, I'm still posting here, after all! But it enabled me to stay in school and kick my eating disorders.





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