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If we know that the drug use has went up in the past few years why is that and what to do about it? related questions

  • 1If we know that the drug use has went up in the past few years why is that and what to do about it?

    From 1997 to 2004, there was an increase of over 150 percent spending - from $ 7.9 billion to $ 20 billion - for prescription drugs used to treat symptoms of depression , schizophrenia , bipolar disorder , anxiety and other psychiatric disorders , according to a study sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Spending on antipsychotic drugs more than tripled , from $ 1.3 billion to $ 4.1 billion in the period studied , and spending on antidepressants more than doubled, from $ 5.1 billion to $ 12.1 billion . During the same period , the number of people who were prescribed at least one medication psychotherapeutic increased from 21,000,000 to 32,600,000 , the average purchase price went from $ 55.80 to $ 82.

  • 2I have had anx/panic/depression for the past 14 years. ?

    I have been on a number of meds, to no avail. I am quietly screaming, and fear I will never get better. I am happily married, have 2 daughters, a grandson on the way and one granddaughter, all of whom I am tremendously proud of. My husband has been the best ever, and really, I don't know of a man that would handle things as well as he has. He is a great supporter in every way. My problem is that lately, I am obsessed with my heart. I feel I am a walking heart attack, and have almost gotten myself convinced I have cancer. I take xanax as needed, and other than that, nothing. I have no ambition. I am not a lazy person, but recently have become exceedingly so. I do the minimum in my home. I hate being this way. I want to commit myself, but my family has talked me out of it by telling me some horrible stories. I am sorry if I am rambling, but I am really scared! I DO NOT want to hurt myself, never have. I am not religious, but more spiritual. I have split from the CatholicChurch. I have gained 60 lbs in one year. I do not excersize, tho I have been told it helps. Is there anyone who can help me get over these new obsessions?

  • 3My body has been out of wack for the past two years, no energy at all, help!?

    My symptoms: • Aching joints and muscles, • Breast tenderness, • Chronic fatigue, • Cold or tingling hands and feet, • Craving sweets, caffeine, carbohydrates, • Depression, anxiety, • Dizziness, lightheadedness, • Facial hair growth, • Hair loss, thinning hair, • Headaches, migraines, • Heart palpitations, • Mainly Heavy &some light periods, • Hot flashes, • Incontinence, • Irritability, inability to handle stress, • Lack of concentration, foggy, fuzzy thinking, • Leg cramps, • Low metabolism, • Menstrual cramping, • Severe Morning sluggishness, • Mood swings, • Memory lapses, • Night sweats, • PMS, • Ringing in ears &pain in L ear, • Sleep disturbances, • Urinary tract infections, • Weight gain, especially in hips, waist and stomach, I'm at witts end...any tips/suggestions would be ultimately helpfull!

  • 4Divorce: my dad's wife has been claiming to be depressed and not able to work for the past 7 years.?

    he now wants to divorce her and her lawyer is trying to make him pay 1300.00 a month in spousal support b/c of her illness. he only makes 50,000.00 a year and has alot of debt to pay b/c she is not contributing to anything. she is basically living off him for free. i feel like he is getting pushed around and his lawyer (who is not a divorce lawyer) doesnt seem to be doing much. he lives in PA. what is his best way of divorcing her, selling their house, and not having to pay her so much. p.s she is also a alcoholic who drinks every night and then harrasses him by phone at work, never cleans, abuses prescription drugs,and wont work or pay any bills. I NEED SOME ADVICE TO GIVE HIM

  • 5What may be wrong w\me? I wake up w\total amnesia about three times a year for the past 4 years.?

    It takes me about 20 - 40mins to recover where I am

  • 6Do U believe that the Food Drug Administration, Drug Companies, Pharmacies, Hospitals are all in cohoots with?

    each other so that we get sick so that we have to get something to make us feel better!? Allapathy methods don't care if we get better.. they just get rid of symptoms.. right? Even herbs in pharmacies might have chemicals not normally found in herb preparations! Cheerios has trisodium phosphate listed as preservative. Premium Crackers for awhile had lard in them! Veggies are sprayed in food stores to make them last longer! Even the earth is riddelled with pesticides!. We have no choice but to take something to better our health. They don't cover herbs in medicare so if one is on tight income they can't afford herbal care.. so they have to go to allapathy doctors and pharmacies for the allapathy symptom treatmeats.. not right is it?

  • 7Should the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) be renamed the PDP (Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers)?

    Doctors and psychiatrists are drug dealers and pharmacy representatives are traffickers. If the DEA focus their attacks on the pill pushing doctors and psychiatrists? It appears that the FDA approves a drug now the time is expensive, dangerous and useless. This supplement was approved by the PDP: It feels like you more? Abilify may be right for you! Abilify is only $ 700 for a month supply and all you have to do is ask your doctor for him and he will write a prescription! Side effects include: severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), abnormal thinking, chest pain, confusion, fainting, fast, slow or irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, sore throat, increased sweating, involuntary movements of the tongue, face, mouth, jaw, arms, legs or back (eg movements chewing, puckering of mouth, puffing of the cheeks), loss of control over urination, loss of coordination, muscle tremors, spasms or stiffness, mental or mood new or worsening symptoms (eg, anxiety, depression, agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, inability to sit still); unilateral weakness, seizures, severe or persistent anxiety, shortness of breath, suicidal thoughts or attempts, swelling of the hands , ankles, or feet; symptoms of blood sugar (eg, increased thirst, urination or appetite, unusual weakness), difficulty swallowing, difficulty walking, unusual bruising, unusual tiredness or weakness, changes in vision or speech. An increased risk of stroke and ministroke have been reported in clinical studies of elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis. Very high fever, rigid muscles, shaking, confusion, sweating, or increased heart rate and blood pressure. These may be symptoms of a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a rare but serious side effect that can be fatal. Uncontrollable movements of the face, tongue, or other parts of the body, as they may be signs of a serious condition called tardive dyskinesia (TD). TD may become permanent decreases in white blood cells (infection fighting cells) have been reported in some patients taking antipsychotic agents, including ABILIFY. Patient Testimonial: I never thought I needed medication for mild depression, but my doctor gave me a prescription for Abilify with his pen E lily and now I feel like a zombie on Crack! Who knew that a pill can make you feel very tired and drained but anxious and high strung together! This is like a heroine ball speed, but is completely legal and my insurance paid for it! I never thought I could feel so dead inside but still alive on the outside! Even I drool uncontrollably now!

  • 8Are there any lawsuits against the drug minocycline causing drug-induced lupus?

    I began taking Minocin or generic name Minocycline approximately five years ago for rosacea. In August 2009, I developed a rash on the inside of my forearms that spread to my legs and finally 90 percent of my body. I then started having severe pain in my joints and muscles, depression, fatigue, brain fog, blurred vision, hair loss, and my toenails are even coming off! Since this began I have seen four different emergency room doctors, four family doctors, two dermatologists an allergist, and a rheumatologist. Finally, after years of suffering, I have been diagnosed with drug induced lupus caused by Minocycline. Also, my liver enzymes and histone levels have went from moderate to severely elevated. I have been referred to Kelsey Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas for further evaluation. My health has deteriorated extremely and I don't know how much longer I can work. I am single and have no other income. My question is why did it take so long before I was diagnosed, and why is this "bad drug" still being prescribed? How many more people have to suffer like me (as well as many others have), before it is taken off the market? I fear the damage to my liver and skin may be permanent. I have been off this drug for five months but I am still suffering. If you are suffering with these symptoms and take Minocycline, be sure your doctor orders blood work that checks for "drug induced" lupus. My first lupus panel was normal, and the only reason they found it was because addition tests were ordered due to abnormal liver tests. I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you, Candy in Louisiana

  • 9Drug Addiction: Am I a drug addict?

    I can take 5 pills benadryl psychiatrist and one pill every day . Most of the time when you finish all the pills I took , I start to freak out , because without those pills , I can not sleep . I can never sleep without taking those pills especially Benadryl . Does this mean that I have an addiction ?

  • 10Could you go to graduate school 5 years after finishing undergrad? I am 42 years old and 5 years ago, I?

    received my BA degree in psychology. Right now, I would like to go for my masters degree in child psychology.

  • 11This fall I will have been at my local community college for 2 years and I have 3 and a half years left ?

    As I'm double majoring in computer and network specialist and am finishing my summer semester English Comp and feel bored of being in school. I was doing general education classes until last fall, it was my last semester I did that before entering the dual degree I am now (I do not know whatvI wanted to do before). I'll be doing more two general education classes in the fall of my programs, along with a main class. I'm more tired of doing boring general education classes and although I'm almost done with general education classes for my program, I feel like I want to go to school and work, but I can not yet, as part of my being able I go to work includes programs like ai'm finishing my work with vocational rehabilitation to education as I have a severe stutter and emotional disabilities. I need to get my 2 associate degrees to work in an area where my stuttering not be a factor in the possibility of working. I live on SSI, so I have not much for a future without education. But I'm bored and I've had friends who already graduated from school and I would be who did it (but I did not know what I wanted to do until 10 months ago.'m Sure that once I have the opportunity to enjoy more core classes that will help (I find these classes fun, but general education classes are boring and this English Comp class this summer that I really hated, but I've never liked English class type.) half an hour I was schooling the last two years and go full time in the spring and after this fall I'll just have 2 more general education classes (which will help a lot.) How can you make through this time of boredom and the desire leaving school, when I know I have to stay in school and keep doing the best I can and I'm almost halfway when it comes to how long I've been going. Have you ever faced feel this way? If so, what helped you?

  • 12Three full years of Bachelor's but no degree coz the program is for 4 years. Can I apply for Masters anywhere?

    I have completed three years of my degree in psychology , but I have a degree in my hands because the program is 4 years . ? I can apply my expertise in Sweden , as it says on their website that their need is Master