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Re: question for the docs

Posted by Dr. Bob on December 1, 1998, at 17:07:33

In reply to question for the docs, posted by Toby on December 1, 1998, at 15:57:45

> I just saw a patient with Xanax abuse/dependence
> and depression/anxiety due to grief over the
> death of her husband last year in a tragic car
> accident. No history of mania, other
> depressions, no family history of anything. She
> got out of a drug rehab 3 days ago on Prozac,
> Neurontin and Zyprexa. She was not told what the
> latter two meds were for, except "for sleep."

I think the most direct way to deal with this would
be to talk to the doctor at the rehab program.
Otherwise, it's all speculation.

It *is* possible to speculate, though... Maybe they
were concerned about hypomania or mood lability or
axis 2 features? Or maybe they elicited a different

Separate issues, of course, are how it was
explained to her and how much the medications





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