Posted by naughtypuppy on November 16, 2005, at 12:15:31
In reply to Lurkers Please Come Out and Regulars too About Med, posted by Phillipa on November 16, 2005, at 1:02:50
I think that one of the big problems with psychopharmacology is that the medical community assumes that our brains are clean slates, completely unaffected by the last round of medicinal indignities that were perpetrated on them. We know now that antidepressants don’t work by simply increasing the amount of neurotransmitters, but they do cause an actual change to the brain structure/function. My own theory, for what its worth, is that perhaps it is the sequence of drug treatments that we receive that is causing many of us to be classified as treatment resistant. If we are given the wrong medication for our individual physiological disorder initially, then maybe it changes our brain function so that a possibly effective drug won’t work now. In other words, our brains are so screwed up by the previous drugs, than none of them have a chance to work!
Just my two cents worth on the subject. Any comments on this grandiose theory?