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Just an idea here... Quintal

Posted by Racer on May 26, 2008, at 9:28:41

In reply to Re: My psychitatrist......., posted by Quintal on May 26, 2008, at 8:57:19

> ... and he thinks benzos are prefereable to antipsychotics, which is exactly what I think too.
>
> If I could offer you one peice of advice, it would be to find a pdoc who has a more balanced view of the relative risks and benefits of antipsychotics and benzos.
>
> Q

I wonder if perhaps this psychiatrist might know something about this poster which we don't which might make the anti-psychotics a more appropriate choice? There could be more going on here than we're getting, and this doctor might be doing the best thing for this poster. Let's not discount that possibility.

Benzos might be perfectly safe and effective for most people -- again, not all -- and many people might be able to take them safely for years, or even decades, without tolerance and increasing doses. And some people are at high risk for abusing them -- how do we know that this poster doesn't have a history of abusing prescription medications? This poster is apparently bipolar, how do we know that the Abilify is not being prescribed as a mood stabilizer -- or even for actual psychosis?

I agree -- benzos can be a very safe choice for many people. I am not one of those people, but that's my problem.

I am saying, though, let's not lose sight of what we don't see on this board, and let's not generalize to situations we may not completely understand...

Respectfully yours,
Racer


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