March 18, 2005

On Being Naive - Debt, Politics, & Drugs

When I was younger I thought that I would make lots of money to help pay down the national debt. That was before I grew up and realized that politicians were generally puppets of greedy corporations looking to bleed the average citizen dry.

I just got this feedback on my depression blog from a person who recently tried an antidepressant which they think is making it hard for them to breath

You would think, wouldn't you, that in year 2005, the sciences would have sufficiently explored the endocrine system, brain chemistry, etc. enough to have more suitable drugs available. I would hate to think that something has been developed but it would work too well, and perhaps be too inexpensive, for it to be on the market. But that sort of thinking is either paranoic, or way too politically involved to be helpful to any of us.

The fact that people go on drugs that are supposed to help them...drugs that I believe increase the background noise activity in the brain...and still think these types of thoughts really makes you appreciate how many scams there are in the world and how few people there are who actually appreciate helping others.

Even if this drug would have helped this person now it will not because they have no faith in it.

It is amazing how quickly doctors prescribe shit without fully listening through the situation. I don't even have to know their doctor to know that he or she probably sucks. Feedback from the drug should probably be shared with the doctor. The relationship should be built to inspire trust with the doctor, and clearly the doc scored about a 0 out of 10 in this situation.

The fact that within the first week of being prescribed a drug my website is an outlet for communication for the patient likely means that they probably should have did a bit more research before taking it, and that their doctor should be actively soliciting more feedback.

But what do I know, I am just an internet marketer...

Posted at March 18, 2005 11:03 PM
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