Also, medication is a very variable thing. The first I tried left me in a perminant state of feeling zonked, lacking any energy yet sleeping two hours a night, which was of course really! helpful.
Luckily I got it changed and the next medication I tried worked better. Given that it's a fairly well established fact that you can't really predict how anyone will respond to psychiatric medication (since neurochemistry is a tricky beast), and that the only way of measuring how good a certain drug is is by the patient's own experience, I'd question whether these medical professionals you mention are even taking note of well known facts within their own profession.
Maybe not so clever after all!