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Re: Many people fear MAOI's....Jaclin Hyde cecilia

Posted by Caedmon on March 15, 2006, at 19:11:00

In reply to Re: Many people fear MAOI's....Jaclin Hyde, posted by cecilia on March 13, 2006, at 1:32:28

I don't understand why someone would claim that MAOIs have a 99% success rate. This does not sound remotely accurate to me. (What would "success rate" even mean? Statistically significant improvement? Complete remission?)

I have never seen an article in a peer-reviewed journal stating that this is true. I have also never seen reliable statistics showing a 90% "success rate", again, whatever this means. I find such statements puzzling.

MAOIs can be very powerful and helpful antidepressants. But I have also known more than a few people who have gone on full trials of MAOIs, only to either d/c due to side effects, or fail to respond altogether.

Cecilia, have you ever tried Lithium? I didn't see that listed on your big list o' meds.


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