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Re: merge psychiatry into Neurology is only hope Mr. SadPuppyDog

Posted by Geezer on September 27, 2002, at 16:07:14

In reply to Re: merge psychiatry into Neurology is only hope, posted by Mr. SadPuppyDog on September 27, 2002, at 12:39:01

Hi Mr. Sad Puppydog - thanks for the response. It seems you are very aware of the current problems facing people with sever TRD. Historically, I wish the Neurologists had won the battle with the Psychiatrists at the time the "asylums" were still active. There is huge resistance to "medical" treatment (and research) in psychiatry..... note the increased importance of treatment by social scientists (psychologists), the importance of holistic treatments (add seeds & twigs to your diet to improve mental health) - the recent Surgeon Generals report would suggest any bed-wetting do-gooder that cared to should have a go at us. HOWEVER, current drugs do help 70% of the people who take them - at least to some degree for some period of time (that credit goes to the drug companies) - its just us 30%ers left to face ECT or nothing.

It is difficult to manage the logistics of proper care. The psychologist part is easy - they can go the way Freud did - treat the neurotics but stay away from biochemical mood disorders. I would agree the rest of us belong with Neurologists but I can't find one willing to treat.

On the brighter side do a search on Dr. Fuller Torrey. You will find huge attacks against him from the press but he is in the forefront of biomedical research for Bipolar Disorder (Director of The Stanely Foundation - PRIVATE FUNDING; he is a psychopharmacologist).

Good cheer




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