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    Factors that effect drug treatment outcome

    Our uniqueness means that there are many factors that come in to play in how we respond to drugs. Factors listed below are not applicable to all drugs. Some of them are:

    Underlying Physical and mental illness

    Underlying medical conditions that effect how drugs are processed in the body (such as kidney or liver disease, ingestion thru GI tube)

    Drugs currently taking (including over the counter, illicit)

    Drug therapy history

    Smoking, Caffeine (Can affect how some drugs a processed by the body)

    Belief system

    Age

    Compliance (This is probably the single most important factor in the success or failure of drug treatment)
    AJ

    Humans punish themselves endlessly
    for not being what they believe they should be.
    -Don Miguel Ruiz-

    #2
    Ok some of these I was expecting
    Belief system
    but not this one!
    Woody

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      #3
      Some would call it the placebo effect. Some would call it faith.

      A belief system can also have a negative impact on compliance if someone believes for example that taking drugs is a sign of weakness.
      Last edited by AJ; May 22nd, 2010, 12:14 PM.
      AJ

      Humans punish themselves endlessly
      for not being what they believe they should be.
      -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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        #4
        Belief system hmmm. Believing in my doctor has kept me compliant many times. Of course there is a give and take about side effects and efficacy but I find I have to trust my pdoc completely for a really successful drug treatment.

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          #5
          Good points AJ. I'll through in my 2 cents worth on belief. I agree that it's important to believe in our plan of recovery. That's not to say that it has to be a blind belief. We have to aware of possible problems and to act on them as appropiate. Take Care. paul m
          "Alone we can do so little;
          Together we can do so much"
          Helen Keller

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            #6
            OK that I can live with
            Woody

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              #7
              To each his (her) own.
              AJ

              Humans punish themselves endlessly
              for not being what they believe they should be.
              -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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                #8
                Hello AJ. All I own is 2 cents . You want more, get my wife to give me a bigger allowance. But I do agree with all of your points. Take Care. paul m
                "Alone we can do so little;
                Together we can do so much"
                Helen Keller

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                  #9
                  Going for 3 cents... going... going...
                  AJ

                  Humans punish themselves endlessly
                  for not being what they believe they should be.
                  -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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                    #10
                    Hello AJ. The only way my wive will part with more money is if I'm included. Then she will even pay for the shipping. No returns . Take Care. paul m
                    "Alone we can do so little;
                    Together we can do so much"
                    Helen Keller

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                      #11
                      I moved the rest of the posts that were about moi (my continuing saga should be in one place to:

                      http://www.mooddisorderscanada.ca/fo...p?t=354&page=4
                      Last edited by AJ; January 5th, 2010, 10:55 PM.
                      AJ

                      Humans punish themselves endlessly
                      for not being what they believe they should be.
                      -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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                        #12
                        tittletetletless

                        Compliance (This is probably the single most important factor in the success or failure of drug treatment)
                        I think accepting you're nuts is prior to the compliance. And then the compliance makes you understand the accepting and the accepting stops you from staring at your pills wondering... what???
                        And then when you land with a different episode you got to adapt FAST.
                        so ...

                        You got to know your stuff to, your meds and all because otherwise they keep feeding you coloured pills with names with 25 consents and 1 vowel...

                        That is unless your mentionning belief system is linked to acceptance
                        Last edited by Woody; August 8th, 2010, 12:01 PM. Reason: Fix Quote

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                          #13
                          If I may,being the newbie that I am here.....,



                          Another big part of treatment is self-dissappline,knowing your limitations.Speaking for myself.
                          After 34 years of compliance and the agony of many many drug trys and fails.
                          These days its one day then another hoping to feel that kind of" good" that many take for granted.


                          Light a candle baby a get well card won't do!!!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by halfanangel View Post

                            These days its one day then another hoping to feel that kind of" good" that many take for granted.

                            Agreed!

                            Here's hoping that we all find more of the 'good' in our days and lives.
                            Stormy

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by halfanangel View Post
                              These days its one day then another hoping to feel that kind of" good" that many take for granted.
                              This says perfectly what I want out of life...Feeling the good or the normal in life

                              I told my doctor and my loved ones I do not want or expect a "perfect" life, what I want is to be able to experience the ups and downs of life at a normal level, not the extreme ups and downs that I feel now, if that makes any sense.

                              It is perfectly normal to feel sad when something sad happens in your life, it is not normal to feel sadness when everything in your life is good...The sadness just sweeps over you for no reason and it can't be controlled, it only goes away when it goes away, there is no control over the emotion...I could be doing my favorite activities and the feeling is still there.

                              The reverse is true for me too, the high feeling is no better than the low feeling, each mood is just an escape from the other, but each one is horrible.
                              Last edited by Atlantis; September 10th, 2010, 05:39 AM.
                              Take Care,
                              Karen

                              Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying...
                              "I will try again tomorrow."

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