Posted by SLS on April 29, 2012, at 19:59:02
In reply to Psychiatry is a bit impotent right now., posted by linkadge on April 29, 2012, at 19:35:57
> Its 2012. We are still mainly using prozac, zoloft, celexa...SSRIs that we had over a decade ago.
> I don't think they work very well, but we don't have anything else.
What's scary is that pharmaceutical companies are not investing the resources in developing antidepressants the way they once did. Even Novartis (formally Sandoz) has cut back on their program. They were at one time the most progressive American pharmaceutical company in developing psychotropics. They came in second to France's Servier.
> Psychiatry seems to be a bit impotent right now.
Psychiatry has seemed impotent to me for as long as I have been treated by it - especially when you compare it to other fields of medicine. Man, I was p*ssed when I first learned that they didn't know everything.
> A lot of talk in the past decade, but really nothing new.
The 1990s was supposed to be the "decade of the brain." I bet those who proclaimed it as such now realize their naivety.
> Has psychiatry gone into a resession?
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw