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Re: THE root cause of TRD is

Posted by bleauberry on February 22, 2014, at 16:29:09 [reposted on February 24, 2014, at 16:51:41 | original URL]

In reply to THE root cause of TRD is, posted by LostBoyinNC45 on February 21, 2014, at 23:09:09

Well, in my opinion, most of the answers for treatment resistant psychiatric symptoms are already here. Doctors however have become compartmentalized and fragmented into specialties, which makes it difficult to see the big picture of what could really be going on with the patient's body. They generally look at parts, not the whole.

Many doctor visits are 15 minutes. There is no possible way to treat a patient effectively and passionately in 15 minutes. There is not even enough time to ask all the important questions, not to mention the time for the patient's response. Tests that could be readily ordered to rule in/out this or that, are not done, except maybe for basic panel, thyroid, maybe a couple others. And even if any of those tests show problems, then the mistakes are then confounded further by treating just that problem, with little thought as to where that problem came from or what is causing it. So it goes, one symptom after another.

In my experience, the vast majority of psychiatric symptoms do not originate in the brain. The brain is just the place that feels the impact.

MDs who work with patients in the areas of chronic infections such as lyme disease and heavy metals pretty much already have the answers to our TRD. I say that only because I have been involved in witnessing the transformation of lives, including my own, when tools from outside the psychiatric toolbox were employed. It really isn't hard to get a clue as to what is really going on, if the right questions are asked. But for the most part, the way our system is set up, really isn't very user friendly for either the MD or the patient.

So I guess I am saying that while I wish there was some magic pill anyone could take, I don't think that is a realistic outcome anytime soon. In the meantime, the problem isn't our meds. The problem is we are not diagnosing the real issues causing the TRD. With the limitations obamacare imposes on patients, such as the very high deductibles as one example, and the short doctor visits, or for cash paying patients, I do not see how this problem can improve. ?

Root cause is likely in this circle: Inflammation, toxin accumulation, infection, whichever one was first, resulting in multisystemic issues, psychiatric being common. The mood center in the brain is under massive assault from any of the above, and the psych meds really don't have mechanisms that do much to suppress or stop those assaults. They only serve to fix up what ever was damaged, while the damage continues anyway.

I dunno. Maybe I'm just weird.




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