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Re: Is Becoming Med Free a Reality? delna

Posted by SLS on October 28, 2009, at 7:57:09

In reply to Re: Is Becoming Med Free a Reality? SLS, posted by delna on October 28, 2009, at 6:58:19

> >In this case, I would return to the therapeutic dosage of the antidepressants quickly to avoid a desensitization to their therapeutic effects, and thereby recapture the antidepressant response.
> Hi, Scott
> Do you feel this is a common thing, an antidepressant not working the second time around?

I would not venture a guess as to how common this phenomenon is in the general population of people being treated for depression. However, unfortunately, it is a common occurrence in the population who frequent Psycho-Babble. It is probably valid to assume that the majority of people who find Psycho-Babble were looking for a site to help them deal with a history of treatment resistance to drug treatment.

> Do you feel this to be true for other drug classes as well?

Historically, it seems that the SSRIs are the most apt to "poop-out". That term had not even existed before the advent of the SSRIs. However, no class of drugs is immune to this effect.

> Is there anyway around it , from your readings?

Fortunately, it happens often that switching to another antidepressant - even another SSRI - can recapture the antidepressant response. I wish I could suggest a strategy to guarantee a response to a previously discontinued drug. I don't know of any. Sorry. :-(

- Scott




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