Posted by Jazzed on July 19, 2005, at 18:03:36
In reply to Here we go again..., posted by SLS on July 19, 2005, at 15:03:11
Once again, I think you are brilliant! I agree with you wholeheartedly.
My opinion, for what it's worth....
I don't think any one drug, or class of drugs, works for all people who are depressed, or that any one drug works for anyone 100% of the time, or that the "recommended dose" works the same (or as it should) for all people who are depressed. I also think that if someone is suicidal, they might not find the drug that will work for them before they (unfortunately) commit suicide.
I think the number of choices available today are a lot better than the number of choices that were available years ago. I also have hope that the drugs to treat mental illnesses will get better and better with more research and development. While I'm sure the "bottom line" will always be a factor, and managed health care (or lack of health care, or NHS) will continue to interfere with the ability to get proper care for mental illness, there has to be some hope that things will get better, and more choices will be out there for people suffering from mental illnesses. I do worry about how managed healthcare will be, with regard to mental health, for our kids when they reach adulthood.
Aren't there a lot more people "functioning" at a much higher level today than there were years ago? I really don't know, this is a question.
As far as my personal situation is concerned with regard to medication, I trust my p-doc to help me find what will work best for me.