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Re: This study seems to cast a shadow on med combos...

Posted by ron1953 on May 5, 2011, at 10:06:41

In reply to This study seems to cast a shadow on med combos..., posted by Bob on May 3, 2011, at 22:09:17

The human body is complex beyond all human understanding, yet the so-called experts would have us believe that they actually know what they're talking about. Couple that with Big Pharma and you have our current situation regarding psychiatric medications, which have effectiveness rates WAY lower than advertised, and in many cases no better than placebo. As one who was once (but no longer) on the medication merry-go-round I'm quite familiar with drug combo trial-and-error, which didn't make a darn bit of difference.

I've come to believe a few things:

1) Physicians don't know nearly as much as their patients think they do.
2) Psychiatrists are often like drug dealers, profiting on patients' desperation.
3) Drug companies manipulate studies, offer doctors incentives, and more, purely for profit-seeking.
4) Struggling patients will continue trying new drugs forever, even when their experience has been that the effectiveness is nil or short-lived.
5) The placebo effect is not to be underestimated.

I'm glad when studies such as the one cited are published, shedding doubt on dubious pratices and beliefs. But it shouldn't require a study to listen to common sense.

None of this is to say that I feel great, and have mastered my psychic discomfort. I simply have come to the conclusion that psych medications only make it worse for me, and others it seems, too.




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