Posted by cecilia on July 11, 2006, at 2:55:31
In reply to Re: Level 3 Results of STAR*D announced, posted by ed_uk on July 10, 2006, at 14:27:45
> It's interesting how pdocs often say.....
> Mr. X failed to respond to Effexor
> rather than.......
> Effexor failed to treat Mr. X's depression
> It's almost as if they're saying that it was the patient who failed rather than the drug.
It's bizarre, but this is standard doctor talk. Even for babies. Doctors will say "We attempted to wean Baby Y off his oxygen but he flunked." Maybe it's the super competitive nature of medical school and pre-med that make doctors see everything this way. Cecilia