If someone has not been diagnoised with a mental disorder but askes the doctor for something light to help lesson the anxiety he/she has due to stress; should the doctor be prescribing him/or her zoloft and klonopin?
If the anxiety this person is experiencing is causing them to not be able to function in their day to day activities, then yes it might be appropriate to prescribe these meds without an official diagnosis. That being said, it might be more appropriate for this person to seek talk therapy to address the issues causing the stress. Taking the medication will help one cope, but it won't solve the root cause if in fact it is just stress. The Zoloft helps anxiety as well as depression. As Dzoobaby said, the klonopin maybe a bit much.
Maybe suggesting to this person that they seek some counseling would be a lasting solution to the problem. Short term drug therapy until they develop the skills to contend with the stress is reasonable.
Just my thoughts,
Hello Pixie, I have anxiety, as well as mild depperesion, but I don't take an anti-depperesnt..for a number of reasons. I take Klonipin for the anxiety, It is a lower on the food chain, anti-axiety med, if you know what i'm saying, but it may have strong effects that you feel for the first week, like a slight buzz, auphoria, very relaxed feeling, but that does go away, I take 1mg 3x day I don't have depperesion anymore, probley coz my anxiety is gone, haha. you may be the same, I wouldn't take zoloft for anxiety, it doesn't work, it's a depression med!!! It makes me feel strung out, and acually hear voices when I take it. If you are having ANXIETY then you need a anti-anxiety medication and Klonipin works really good, Hope I haelp you Pixie. BTW I ssuffered axiety for over 10 years and have tried evrything, i was coroperating with the docs and Klonipin was the only one that worked. k
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