Posted by policebox on July 19, 2011, at 0:35:43
In reply to Re: Atypical depression - medication no longer helping » floatingbridge, posted by Phillipa on July 18, 2011, at 23:33:55
That flow chart is very interesting. After following it for my treatment history, it reinforced the fact that a trial of stimulants to treat my ADHD-PI symptoms are warranted.
But again, no matter my symptoms or literature (and flow charts such as this) all indicate I might respond well to a course of stimulants, my doctors won't even try. What's worse is that, their refusal to try has nothing to do with me. I'm being penalized for behaviors or other people (abusing medications). It seems like it should be against the law to profile a patient and refuse them perfectly legal medical services, just because other people have abused them in the past.