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Re: linkadge

Posted by linkadge on November 23, 2007, at 19:55:49

In reply to Re: linkadge, posted by cumulative on November 23, 2007, at 16:48:58

>If I wanted to get a dopamine agonist on >prescription for depression or another use, but >the doctors in my area were scared and >conservative, I would happily fake Parkinsonian >symptoms.

>Because, the fact is, I should not require a >permission slip from anyone in order to take >anything whatsoever.

It seems to me to be kind of ironic that on one hand sombody should believe that they are so deficiant in motivation chemicals (ie dopamine), yet on the other they are so motivated to get a particular treatment that they are willing to fake the symptoms of a serious disorder to get a particular treatment.

These drugs are not candy. Doctors take many things into consideration when decidion whether or not to presrcibe a certain treatment. Two dopamine agonists were recently pulled from the market for their propensity to induce severe cardiac valve dammage.

Could you imagine if you sustained life threatening valve damage from the treatment of a disorder one faked?

There is more to a doctors decision than simply "will this treatment work or not".

If you think your doctors decision is incompetent, I'd advise getting a second opinion.

Another issue is that when dealing with psychoactive drugs, it is impossible to acurately asess the integrity of a patients logic, when making such decisions. For instance, patients who fake pain symptoms to get opiates may believe that their actions are justified, but in the bigger picture, their actions are not justified, and the doctor has every good medical reason to deny such patients pain killers.





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