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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Ask An Expert : Should my loved one be placed on an antidepressant as has been recommended by their physician?

By Jason Young, MS

The subject matter of this blog post is being produced in recognition of “National Anxiety And Depression Awareness Week” which is commemorated on May 3rd – 9th, 2009. I feel that addressing the use of antidepressants would be a great way to help families who have ever contemplated the appropriateness of such medications for their loved ones.

There are so many things that can be discussed in reference to psychotropic medications. I am going to focus on questions that you, as family members, can ask yourself in deciding if antidepressant medication therapy is the right choice for your loved one. Hopefully after reading this article, you will have the information available to assist that doctor and / or facility in making the best determination. Read the full article

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