And you base this conclusion on what? Can i see the analysis you did? All i see is a personal bias you have
Personal Bias? No that’s you! Obviously. I’ve listed the reasons why psychopharmacology is a market driven device.
It’s a market driven device that results in over-prescriptions. Of course due to the highly subjective nature of diagnosis….
It’s very hard for any oversight. That and Big Pharma has an influence on regulators to begin with.
And how do we make money by prescribing psychiatric meds? Oh yeah I forgot. A rep came to our office two years ago and I got a free sandwich. That should help me retire early. Vyaz, you haven’t listened to a thing I’ve been telling you or you conveniently marginalized it as being the exception rather than the rule because it doesn’t fit your world view.
You are a very self-centered person Mac. Since page one this thread has been all about you hasn’t it? It’s friggin’ annoying!!
“I don’t get this!” “I don’t do that!” This thread isn’t about you Mac.
Doctors make money prescribing meds by setting up appointments with patients and then seeing them, whereupon they proceed to
prescribe said meds. The next phase is to set up a new appointment for a return visit, check in and refills for meds. I presume doctors get paid for those appointments, right Mac? Yeah.
That’s how doctors make money prescribing meds Mac. It must be a boon to all MDs!! Especially with the onset of TV ads and Prozac and the fact that any old doctor can prescribe them.
Your arguments don’t support your views. On the one hand you claim that the vagaries of diagnosing psychiatric illness are there and yet you see this as an excuse for doctors to prescribe more medication instead of seeing the difficult position this puts physicians in.
I don’t know if this makes sense or what. In any case it does not represent anything I have said. You going for the “cheap” crap too now?
they want to help their patients and do whats best for them but there is no test and no objective way to be completely sure of the diagnosis so they use the tools that are available to them and since there is no clear cut way of knowing who will benefit and who wont they are forced to treat people in spite of that uncertainty because they have no other choice.
And you asked me how doctors make money prescribing meds? Are you really a doctor? Seriously?
And by the way restless leg is not something you have or don’t have. Its highly analogous to many psychiatric illnesses where its very much a judgement call. The same is true for fiibromyalgia
Yeah that’s why I didn’t list Restless Leg Syndrome. Did you notice that? Did you see that I didn’t list RLS?
Many doctors express the view that the incidence of Willis-Ekbom Disease/restless leg syndrome is exaggerated by manufacturers of drugs used to treat it.
-Woloshin, Steven; Schwartz, Lisa M. (2006). “Giving Legs to Restless Legs: A Case Study of How the Media Helps Make People Sick”. PLoS Medicine 3 (4): e170.