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Re: Morphine for depression. (how to find doc?)

Posted by Elizabeth on December 8, 2001, at 7:32:24

In reply to Re: Morphine for depression. (how to find doc?) jscottb, posted by judy1 on December 8, 2001, at 4:03:01

> If you are truly treatment resistant, you might try a mood disorder program at a University- many of them use opiates with their patients who don't respond to every other AD and combo.

I wouldn't say "many." It's unfortunate, but there are a lot of doctors out there who have the rigid, inflexible attitude that opioids are not "appropriate" for treatment of depression. I know there are many of us who only respond to opioids, but I'm afraid we aren't going to see opioid antidepressant treatment become standard in our lifetimes.

> I suspect that people on this board have tried EVERYTHING with their docs and it was kind of a last resort. If you fall in that category, it's worth a shot in asking.

And do your best to make it clear to the doctor that you're not just looking to get high or whatever. Seriously: it seems like doctors almost automatically mistrust anyone who asks for opioids.





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