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Re: Starting Parnate after 15 yrs treatment-resistance

Posted by ed_uk2010 on February 5, 2015, at 7:12:32

In reply to Re: Starting Parnate after 15 yrs treatment-resistance, posted by Robert_Burton_1621 on February 5, 2015, at 6:59:23

I suppose... psychiatry promotes the idea that 'now we have modern medications, depression can be treated easily'. In reality, I'm unsure that the proportion of patients who can be treated effectively has increased that much over the last few decades. The number of pts having to discontinue due to adverse effects may have decreased due to a greater number of tolerable options, so that could have led to an increase in response rates. A large number of those who respond do not achieve remission, however. And this is important.

In some conditions such as bipolar disorder and particularly schizophrenia, some degree of treatment resistance is the norm, not the exception. A partial response to treatment is indeed the most common outcome.




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