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Re: Include diagnosis and/or meds in salutation?

Posted by Elizabeth on April 5, 2002, at 9:48:03

In reply to Re: Include diagnosis and/or meds in salutation?, posted by Morgana on March 31, 2002, at 22:20:53

> I'm sorry to have to ask...but what does TRD stand for?

"Treatment-resistant depression." (Of course, this is relative.)

> I don't recognize Buprenorphine. Is it the 'generic' name?

Yes. Many drugs, including this one, have different brand names depending what country you're in. (Buprenorphine is Buprenex in the USA, but has other brands elsewhere, such as Temgesic and Subutex.) Other drugs, like Effexor, are easily recognized and/or the same in most places.

Buprenorphine is an opioid -- there are some recent threads about it, I think. You can often tell what sort of drug a [generic] name refers to by the ending of the name. For example: if the name ends in "-olol" then it's probably a beta blocker; "-azepam" is the usual ending for names of benzodiazepines, "-azolam" for triazolobenzodiazepines; "-ipramine" is reserved for iminodibenzyl tricyclic antidepressants; and names ending in "-orphine" always refer to opioids. (Just some interesting trivia.)

So, how specific do you want us to get with the diagnoses? :-)

major depression, primary parasomnia




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