Posted by zeugma on March 4, 2006, at 14:55:31
In reply to Re: Question for Racer » Racer, posted by linkadge on March 4, 2006, at 14:38:55
> I agree with your post. I think the fundimental flaw with doctors is that they are initially assuming that they have all the tools.>>
agreed: flawed assunmption.
> Ie the logic: If antidepressants don't work then that implies mood stabalizers will work because one of the two has to work, becuase I have all the tools, and one tool must fit.
that describes nicely the process I go through of opening my door.
> But that is the fundimental flaw. If an antidepressant doesn't work that could mean that you are still depressed/anxious but don't have the biochemical abnormality that is being tweeked by S/NRI's.
or other factors- one is a rapid metabolizer of the drug, or has some serotonin transporter polymorphism that requires unusual doses to achieve sufficient blockade, etc.
> The lable is just try and give the patient a good reason to take their medication consistantly.
and in fairness to the doctors, they read the literature to remind themselves that listening to the drug reps is always a good idea. They do have to sleep at night.