Friday, September 10, 2010
More talk, less pills
Diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and suffering primarily from psychiatric problems, Robert Nichols was taking a mix of 11 drugs that left him groggy and confused during the last few weeks of his life. They included Percocet, Valium, Celexa, the antipsychotic Seroquel, and Depakote, an anti-seizure drug used to treat major depression and bipolar disorder...
Some of the criticism of Nichols' other others' deaths comes from having too many doctors, each of whom are prescribing and none of whom are consulting with the others.
Not only should doctors be talking with each other, we'd advise people with PTSD to seek talk therapy rather than rely on so many medications.
The Navy Times has more:
Too many prescriptions, too little talk