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Scott's request of Lou - Emsam and Net etiquette Lou Pilder

Posted by SLS on May 25, 2011, at 7:20:08

In reply to Lou's request-dhagreytdheepsp, posted by Lou Pilder on May 24, 2011, at 21:00:48

Lou.

Now, you can move on to this NIMH publication:

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/antidepressant-medications-for-children-and-adolescents-information-for-parents-and-caregivers.shtml

You will see that, despite the global warning of antidepressant-induced suicidality necessary to appear on every antidepressant package label, the actual rate of this altered state is low, even in children.

"In the FDA review, no completed suicides occurred among nearly 2,200 children treated with SSRI medications. However, about 4 percent of those taking SSRI medications experienced suicidal thinking or behavior, including actual suicide attemptstwice the rate of those taking placebo, or sugar pills."

It is my position that it is appropriate to place a global black box warning of the potential of suicidality and other negative effects on mood and anxiety. It is good operating procedure that both doctor and patient acknowledge the possible untoward effects that these drugs are capable of, including suicidal thinking.

So, Lou, what is the statistical risk of Emsam to cause one to think of suicide?

What about me? I am currently taking five different psychotropic drugs. Each one is capable of producing unwanted cognitive effects. I have been responding to these drugs with a degree of stable improvement that I have not known since 1987. Now, what would have happened to me should an alarmest convinced me to discontinue treatment due to concerns about suicidality?

If you are wanting to be a discussant in this thread, I request that you address your concerns about Emsam specifically, as this the subject of discussion. How does your discussing the phenomenology of osteoarthritis and other bone conditions serve to aid the person who urgently asked for help regarding his taking of Emsam.

I would just suggest to you that you extend to people participating in a thread the courtesy of staying on-topic. It would also be desirable that the subject line not be altered in a fashion that obfuscates the theme and issues being discussed in the thread. Hijacking a thread and changing the subject line is disrespectful to the forum, especially to the initiator of the thread.

To maintain a courtesy appropriate to an Internet forum such as this one, I request that you review the full articles containing the following quotes.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette

"The points most strongly emphasized about USENET netiquette often include using simple electronic signatures, and avoiding multiposting, cross-posting, off-topic posting, hijacking a discussion thread, and other techniques used to minimize the effort required to read a post or a thread."

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http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/faq.php?faq=vb_faq

"FORUM ETIQUETTE: Thread Hijacking 101

It is polite to keep a thread on topic. If an idea is sparked by an existing thread, please go start a new one rather than hijacking the current topic. The original poster can end up confused or disrespected by the direction a thread takes."

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- Scott


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