Posted by yxibow on October 31, 2007, at 0:06:21
In reply to Re: NIMH study...antidepressants work only 30% of, posted by FredPotter on October 30, 2007, at 14:59:53
> I think total remission in 30% is very good actually. About in line with most drugs I would have thought
I would agree too. There is no such thing as perfect as I've learned with a rare psychiatric disorder I've been fighting for 6 years. I hope to have remission but its very discouraging at times.
An improved quality of life would be fantastic. One has to remember that there are psychiatrists who will try even the most unorthodox and dangerous treatments in the book -- do you want your provider to lose their medical license so you cant get any care ? Its a fine line. Its one worth debating but not overgeneralizing.
And while I'm at it, psychiatry without psychodynamic / psychological support is selling things half short. There's a lot to be said for therapy and medication both.
At any rate.