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Side effects of Diazepam - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can ihelp you?
User :   Hello Doctor. I have a hypothetical question I would like to ask you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are u there?
User :   The patient presents with persistent lower back pain, caused by a work related injury, caused by improper lifting techniques. The patient has a history of/has the following mental health issues - Body Dismorphic Disorder, Anorexia, severe depression
User :   I am here, I just type slowly. My apologies
Doctor :   no problem
User :   Mental history continued - Also, has a history of self harm, though does not self harm currently, and has suffered suicidal ideolation, performed suicidal acts
Doctor :   ok
User :   This patient has been perscribed Diazepam, and had been taking the drug for 9 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   My questions are thus - 1)Should this patient have been perscribed the drug? 2)Considering the severe side-effects the drug is causing in the patient, what is the most prudent course of action?
Doctor :   with the query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   cognitive behaviour therapy
Doctor :   i always believe in prescription as last resort
Doctor :   especially with body dysmorphic disorder
Doctor :   since they all lead to depression
Doctor :   anti depressant and constant watch
Doctor :   are u there?

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