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Benzos in Britian

Posted by danf on October 18, 2000, at 10:31:53

In reply to Re: Doc Gave Me an Antipsychotic - Am I crazy?, posted by laural on October 18, 2000, at 8:08:00


I expect you have a very slim chance of getting a benzo in the UK.

What many of the other responders do not realize is that things are different in the UK. anxiety is rarely treated with benzos.

Doesn't matter what kind of doc, GP or Psych, damn few people get benzos & when they do it is for short periods of time.

there are a number of factors.

mellaril is commonly used for anxiety in the UK. It works & is cheap
cost is a major concern for meds.

There is a different theory & philosophy of anxiety treatment in the UK.
anti psychotics are often used for anxiety treatment & beta blockers for panic attacks.

Benzos are classified as dangerous /addictive drugs there & the Gov discourages prescriptions.

Even if you change Docs, the view about benzo use is unlikely to change.

I would suggest you try the mellaril.




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