Posted by cecilia on July 5, 2006, at 3:40:52
In reply to Level 3 Results of STAR*D announced, posted by Jat on July 4, 2006, at 8:42:28
Considering how many of us have failed far far more meds than the few in this study, it is discouraging. It makes me mad how books and articles still talk all the time about how "treatable" depression is. I read an article once by a psychiatrist writing about the assisted suicide law in Oregon for terminally ill patients, he wrote about how this shouldn't be allowed because these patients, even if terminally ill, were depressed and depression was treatable. Like what are the odds that these patients are going to find the right treatment before they die? I think most pdocs have a VERY distorted idea of how many people actually improve with meds because the improvers keep coming back to get their prescriptions refilled, the others don't.