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Re: Quick to dx?

Posted by gardenergirl on April 4, 2004, at 14:49:23

In reply to Quick to dx?, posted by All Done on April 2, 2004, at 17:39:28

I'm glad you are planning to see a pdoc. Given your reaction to the other meds, it's definitely worth it to get a more specialized opinion. I have to admit, I see my GP for meds, but since last fall, I have been telling him my dx and suggesting what to try. This is under the guidance of my T, who finally provided the dx that fits me: atypical depression. Once I got the right dx, the med to take was obvious, an MAOI, which has the best track record for this.

But I certainly wouldn't recommend this approach to everyone. Most GP's are not push-over's like mine, and he knows that I am in training to be a clinical psychologist, so I think he trusts my input and that of my T. Many GP's, I think, are too quick to prescribe whatever the drug reps are hyping the most, and are less likely to develop a dx first.

Good luck. Sorry for rambling about me.





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