Oh, and this was bothering me earlier: are Americans on a lot more medication that the rest of the world? The answer is most likely yes (privatised healthcare et al) but I thought I’d ask for personal experiences to see for myself. When I’ve peeked at mentalist forums, which often have signatures that share diagnosis and medication- the Americans seem to be on a fuckload of pills that I’ve never heard of but that if I didn’t know the context, I’d swear were the Latin names for plants.
So, out of curiousity…(and by prescribed, I mean currently, not in total)…
If you’re taking more than 4, why? I don’t mean that in a howling OH MY GOD WHY way, but what were they prescribed for? I know with things like manic depression you can get a mood stabiliser, antipsychotic and antidepressant, so there’s three already (that’s the most I’ve been on at any one time and it felt like far too much).
Thanks, I’m just curious!
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