It's a fact that many psychiatrists or most are trained to prescribe pills and why would you expect them not to?
If you are looking for advice that's helpful and not medication based, look to vitamins for example:
Magnesium is good for sleep -instead of a pill
Vit D is good for depression
These things should be a Priority for the psychiatrist to inform the patient in my opinon.
I've seen how many patients are weak and too depressed to speak up for themselves. Psychiatrists need to be told exaclty how you feel, and what's going on with your body.
It bothers me that a certain psychiatrist when interviewed by a group of consumers was in my opinon not honest with her answers. One person stated that on Chantix, it almost killed her- It is a well known or should be well known fact that Chantix, given to help quit smoking, is bad mix for those on psych pills. The doctor denied this.
Also another person brought up that antidepressants can cause homocidal or suicidal behaviour (wonder why all the murders recently, many were on these drugs I hear?) This warning that is given on commercials, etc, should not be taken lightly. And the doctor's response was "oh I'm sure it was something else" I don't think necessarily so. Thats not honesty to me.
You truly have to fight for your rights even in medication. you must educate yourself or loved one, of the side effects and weigh out the pros and cons.
These warnings need to be address and responsibilty taken!
Yep. Chantix, according to some friends who took it, can give ya hallucinations etc.
That seems worse than the hazards of smoking.
But.......it is hard for doctors I think.
They want to help, but the answers aren't easy, whether it's medication or counseling.
There just are no easy answers!
I've never been to a psychiatrist, but have friends and family who have.
I don't even totally trust everything a medical doctor says. They don't know everything!
As with any doctor, if you don't trust them, get another.
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