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Is it correct to prescribe medication to a patient with mental issue without checking?

Is it okay for a doctor to precribe certain medication to a person with metal issues before finding out if there are having a mental problem Okay thank you very much maybe this is why this city is so mess up. medication is not the answer i believe in my heart Rehab/cousel/is the best recommendation for people who really need to have the proper help. Thank you so much for your answer
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Psychiatric medication have to be prescribed only after a detailed evaluation of the person. This will include a detailed history (from the patient and other informanta) and a proper psychological assessment.

There are certain mental illnesses where medication is necessary. There are certain other conditions where there is a choice for opting either medication or psychotherapy. So, I would advise you to discuss with your doctor regarding your problem and diagnosis and plan further treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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