Monday, July 25, 2011

New Doctor New Recomendation

New Doc this afternoon does the following:
                Maxes out Welbutrin
                Maxes out Cymbalta
                Increases Abilify
                Increases Trazadone
                Refers me for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation*, a fairly new treatment for resistant depression.
We will see.
*Having just completed my research on TMS there is no reason to think that it will be at all effective. The FDA denied initial approval citing a lack of substantial clinical trials proving the treatment's efficacy. The makers of the device then reapplied for recommendation under a different precedent which allowed it to be approved under a cosmetic device heading. As such large scale trials where unnecessary. Patients improvement rates are slightly better than were those of patients taking a placebo. Wow...thanks for recommending a fairly useless treatment Doc. 

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