The Dangers of "Legal Brain Drugs"
After reading the work of Peter R. Breggin, M.D. and David Cohen, Ph.d my perspective on the use of prescription medications for psychiatric illness was dramatically impacted. The title of their book is "Your Drug May Be Your Problem" and they highlight some of the underlying issues associated with seeking emotional relief with prescription drugs. They contend that psychiatric medications are not much different from other mind/mood altering drugs when it comes to activity in
The Tricks Addiction Can Play
Individuals who develop Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are also at greater risk to suffer from other mental illness. Individual who have mental illness are also at greater risk to develop Substance Use Disorders. While this concept has been well recognized for many years, there are significant problems with making accurate diagnoses. Many patients with SUDs manifests symptoms that mimic other mental illnesses. For example, if one has an active addiction to drugs and alcohol,