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Re: BPI and BPII very different

Posted by undopaminergic on May 9, 2020, at 9:57:32

In reply to Re: BPI and BPII very different, posted by linkadge on May 9, 2020, at 8:12:32

> Right, and doctors seem so afraid of making a 'mistake' that they undertreat and perhaps avoid effective treatments.
> Examples of this include: not prescribing opiates for legitimate pain, not prescribing benzos (thinking that SSRIs are as effective for everybody), avoiding MAOIs, and treating bipolar depression by layering on more mood stabilizers.
> Linkadge

That is all true, unfortunately. And for treatment-resistant conditions, doctors need to be willing to try all kinds of drugs, with or without an official indication for the condition. And not just follow official "guidelines", because *if* such treatments work, then the condition was not particularly "treatment-resistant" in the first place.





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