Posted by TylerJ on March 7, 2006, at 11:51:19
In reply to Re: The TRUTH about depression... » TylerJ, posted by Chairman_MAO on March 7, 2006, at 10:53:25
> It is impossible for anyone not to allow their own personality and life experiences to influence their perception of the world. This is especially true insofar as mental health and psychoanalysis is concerned. This is *NOT* merely _MY_ opinion. See:
> "Faces in a Cloud," by Rutgers University psychology professor and clinician George Atwood and Robert Stolorow. In this watershed work the authors examine intersubjectivity in psychoanalysis and personality theory. A must-read perspective on Freud, Reich, and others.
I wasn't talking about you Chairman...I was thinking of someone else, but I will not mention the name. You are extremely knowlegableable when it comes to Psychopharmacology and I respect your opinion very much, and I don't feel that you would try to discourage people by saying that the drug they are on doesn't work. They all work..but they don't all work for EVERYBODY, wouldn't you agree? I feel that all patients have a right and responsibility to know why they are taking a drug, whether other options are available, and what the risks are. A fully informed patient is usually a doc's ally, not an enemy! I think most pdoc's make decisions based largely on a combination of clinical lore, experience, and intuition. In only a few instances do they have scientifically indisputable facts on which they can rely on. The pros and cons for the use of meds in psychiatry are not absolutely clear or agreed upon, strong arguments have arison on all sides.
P.S. I know that you know a lot about MAOI's. Parnate works really well for me...however I want to be prepared with many augmentation strategies if needed. Could you please give me some information about Parnate augmentation agents? The more the better. :) The only thing my doc will not even consider is stimulants. Thanks.