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34 Psych Meds?

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Indysoda | 02:35 Mon 01st Mar 2021 | Body & Soul
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A friend said he had been prescribed 34 different psychiatric medications over the past 20 years. Is this likely or even possible?

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It is possible he was counting the same drug as two different drugs if he were given branded and generic, Valium and diazepam are the same thing as an example. Drugs are withdrawn, new drugs become available, the efficacy of a drug can wear off after prolonged use so has to be changed, there can be a risk of dependency with some drugs so they are only used short...
10:34 Mon 01st Mar 2021
Over a similar length of time I have been prescribed about twenty different drugs. It took a few years before we found the best combination of drugs.

Some of the drugs make you feel like a Zombie.

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It is possible he was counting the same drug as two different drugs if he were given branded and generic, Valium and diazepam are the same thing as an example.
Drugs are withdrawn, new drugs become available, the efficacy of a drug can wear off after prolonged use so has to be changed, there can be a risk of dependency with some drugs so they are only used short term.
Often several drugs are used together. It is perfectly feasible that over such a long period of time 34 different drugs would be prescribed for psychiatric problems.
/////barry1010It is possible he was counting the same drug as two different drugs if he were given branded and generic, Valium and diazepam are the same thing as an example.////

barry is quite correct.
A lot of drugs are prescribed to counteract the side effects of the other drugs.

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