How to Evaluate a New Medication

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Reader Comments (29)

I don't remember the name of most of the drugs I take either.

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEd

i don't remember if i ever took drugs or not...so that must meeeeaaaannn that i diiiiiiid take drugs at some point?

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

Oh, man, so close. Replace final speech balloon: "My Doctor put me on anti-depressants!"

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSt. Chris

[...] Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer: Your all-inclusive guide to a … [...]

Dang Scott! One smallish typo in the first frame. "First he had me to try avoiding the things..." I know you claim that every strip goes out with at least one typo. Just wanted to do my part to make the world safer for Basic Instructions. :)

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDr. K

Millions of people all over the world suffer from depression and you think it's appropriate material for a comic?

Me too! I laughed from start to finish on this one and everyone on the office thinks I'm insane (or are now sure of it).

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

In. In the office. Maybe some of the people on the office too, but definitely all those in the office.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAtheismo

[...] not one appropriate [...]

Rick doesn't seem like the depressed type, if I go by how Scott Meyers drew him in past comics. However if he's happy, I'm happy for him, vicariously.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Wow... discussion of meds, right out in the open! Spot on, Scott... better to laugh about the shortcomings.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjaklumen

With Scott's constant portrayal of Rick, it was only a matter of time before he went on medication.

I wonder if Scott has noticed people starting to get all uptight around him, like "Oh jeez, don't do or say anything or you'll end up in that damn comic."

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVaughn

I asked my psychiatrist for a second opinion and he said " ok, I think your frickin nuts!"

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

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October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwitted by discogravy

Loved the first panel. Not so sure about the rest

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Committing Yak

I agree with The Committing Yak. The first panel was great, the third not bad. The second one just didn't do anything for me.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertinilla

This strip was packed full of funny.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter9squirrels

Ha! Been there...

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerod T.

Amber, maybe Rick doesn't seem like the depressed type because we only see him on the rare occasionas when he feels up for social interaction?

Anyways... funny stuff.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEarlofthercs

I took an antidepressant for about 6 months. Worst six months of my life. Wish I could forget it.

Funny strip. Really.

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrocketdad

Perhaps. As ruler of the Moon men, Rick is probably overburdened with many decisions.

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

*amber* Yes but Rick also is a die-hard fan of the BeeGees, so who's to say that he doesn't bring his depression upon himself? (my personal severe aversion to some man with a very high falsetto voice loving me inside and out caused me PTSD and a serious case of the willies).

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJiggly McSickfingers

I am on antidepressants and this strip made me laugh so hard in class!

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternightliz

[...] Basic Instructions also had some “helpful” information on how to evaluate a new medication… [...]

Eh, that was alright. Not the best work; I mean, there's only so many ways you can expand on "pros vs. cons" in an attempt to sound analytical and thorough.

By all means take your time with these comics; the upload rate is very satisfactory and needs no rushing. Quality trumps quantity :)

I didn't mean to sound rude, but people need to realise that praising anything and everything by an author you happen to like might seem "nice" but it's not constructive, and it's not helping anything.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Nice . . . don't tell my mom, but i LOST my pills . . . like three weeks ago . . .
*Curls into the corner to hide from evil lime green pixies*

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIzzy

I don't know about anyone else but after a good wipout session I like to make fithly love to a packet of jammy dodgers!

In the name of Jaffa cake the bourbon and the wagon wheel, Amen

All the people nitpicking in these comments are lame. Like you know better than a comedian. Hint to nitpickers: You are not as funny as you think you are.

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTegs

@Joe: go blow. This strip made me laugh out loud all the way through it, and then reading all of the un-constructive comments kept me laughing. "My doctor put me on anti-depressants!" WHEEEEEEEEE!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

V. funny stuff. My only beef is now I will get patients who say "some comic on the internet says antidepressants make you forget things."

People take medical advice from anywhere. Bah.

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkiller bunny

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