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Re: a very long but worthwhile STAR*D article

Posted by linkadge on July 11, 2006, at 16:44:47

In reply to a very long but worthwhile STAR*D article, posted by River1924 on July 11, 2006, at 0:08:47

"One of the criteria for BSD would include brief recurrent episodes (more than five), early onset, and non-response to three antidepressants."

I think that is complete nonsense. The doctors are still working under the false impression that they they have all the necessary tools, and that the tools work fine.

If a unipolar person doens't respond to an antidepressant why wouldn't one simply think "well perhaps our antidepressants aren't that good", or "we havn't hit the right target". All of a suddden however, just because a patient doesn't respond to an antidepressant, he must be bipolar.

If a cancer patient doesn't respond to cancer treatment, does that all of a sudden mean that he never really had cancer ?

Early onset? Is it not possable to have a depressive personality/disposition from an early age? Why on earth does that indicate bipolar?





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