New mum to summer rose
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Surrey UK with Hubby for christmas
Doctors can prescribe any psychiatric medication they choose as they are authorized and its perfectly legal but when it comes to medications that actually work lol like benzos, stimulants and mood enhancers they generally fob you off onto a psychiatrist but depending on where you live, what the doctor you see is like, how their manner toward mental illness is (for instance do they have a particular interest in patients with depression, SA, GAD etc?) The doctor we see has an advanced knowledge of psychiatric illness but sadly not medication and his prime target are patients with mental illness and developmental disorders
ultrashy basically hit the nail on the head. you will be given antipsychotics and SSRIs like you are given candy from a lolly shop because they supposedly have "less" harmful effects than the addictive drugs.
SSRIs are less likely to kill you if your overdose whereas older meds like the Tricyclics and even the old school Antipsychotics have a higher risk factor
You mentioned brain fog, yeah i get that its common with anxiety and depression. If you really feel you are spiraling out of control and its your first time on meds the doc may prescribe you a short term benzo like diazepam or something a bit weaker in the benzo department and you will most likely be given an SSRI to try but i would if i were you say no to antipsychotics because they dull you down, make you sleep until next thursday, give you a raging appetite, stunt any libido, make you depressed and can cause diabetes, tardive dyskinesia and with me they gave me Akathisia
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