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Re: STAR*D depressing depression study

Posted by SLS on July 8, 2006, at 7:30:26

In reply to Re: STAR*D depressing depression study, posted by med_empowered on July 4, 2006, at 22:13:36

> I don' know if this study shows how "persistent" depression is so much as it underscores the woefully inadequate options patients are given in usual practice.
> I think it kind of proves what we patients have known for a long, long time--it isn't so much that we're "treatment resistant" as it is that the treatments leave much to be desired.

I guess that's the point of the project. It is an attempt to establish a foundation for an evidence-based algorithm for treating mood disorders. The treatments chosen so far are obviously austere and do not reflect the creativity in the treatment regimes we see used regularly on Psycho-Babble. The success rate practicable with the drugs currently available is probably greater than that they have thusfar managed to glean from their simplistic treatment strategies.

- Scott




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