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If there was such a possible ranking, then doctors would always prescribe the drug at the top of the list.
Everyone is physiologically different and what works for some does not work for others.
Good evening Elliot
Hello my friend.
Finding the best medication is usually a question of trial and error.
How about a theoretical ranking then?
It also depends on other side effects. Bupropion, for example, does not cause weight gain or drop in libido, whereas most of the others can and often do.
Some are easier to quit than others.
Some are effective for some patients whereas others have little effect.
A theoretical ranking based on what critieria?
How about a theoretical ranking where side-effects are not under consideration? A theoretical ranking is not the same as a clinical ranking.
A theoretical ranking based on binding constants at SERT, NET, and DAT sites (maybe)
I will look at this site. Please give me a moment:
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that psychcentral reference has some invalid links
See www.star-d.org for complete study
I've got some reading to do...
http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/a-calculator-to-estimate-the-likelihood-of-antidepressant-response for Roy Perlis treatment resistance calculator based on Star*d dataset; July 1, 2013
Biomarkers are another approach to treatment resistant depression
See http://www.genomind.com/videos?vid=9 vidio from 2013 APA meetup.
Thank you for the Star*d reference. Prescribing psychiatric meds is trial and error as you and the Star*d study pointed out.
Returning to the list of meds I have been prescribed over 30+ years:
Q1: What does Clomipramine+, Imipramine+ and Paroxetine+ say about my anti-depressant response and the list of SERT, NET, DAT binding constants referenced at the top of this thread?
Q2: What might be added to Clomipramine (if anything) to increase energy and motivation and mood?
Thanks for answering my questions Dr Vikas.
I now appreciate that prescribing meds is a trial and error process.
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Thanks and have a great day, Janice