Posted by 4WD on February 14, 2006, at 12:35:09
In reply to Re: Ed should blog! » pseudoname, posted by ed_uk on February 11, 2006, at 14:02:15
> Hi PN
> >Have you considered starting a psych-med blog?
> I haven't. What sort of things would I include?
> >But he insisted, poor dear, that early effects from the med were impossible.
> How ridiculous! Anyone who's taken ADs knows that they can affect you within an hour of taking the first dose, even if the effects are actually side effects - as is usually the case! The beneficial effects often take weeks to develop but not always. Some people seem to respond very quickly. This is usually dismissed by doctors as the placebo effect (seems like an unwise assumption to me). Who's to say that they can't work quickly? The drug permeates your brain and body right from the first dose.
It's funny, then that you'd have a positive placebo effect from one drug and a negative one from another drug. Doctors can be such as****.