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My friend went to doctors as he has severe depression as he

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My friend went to doctors as he has severe depression as he recently stopped smoking crack,in the past when he stops crack and heroin his head cannot cope and he knew he needed his antipsychotic-risperidone-but whats happened is today dr said on the records it has been stopped down to clinical reasons and, todays, dr doesnt think giving him antidepressant would work whilst on drugs.the question is what can he take as he is due to go to rehab but he knows himself and knows he needs medical help,this depression he cannot heal himself. I strongly identify this friend has mental illness and should get his antipsycotics to help also lift out of depression as he will need this medication during detox as my friend believes he is going to have nervous breakdown , I agree.Kindly please advice what can my friend do as he feels he needs treatment/medication now, and not after or during rehab as he wants help with symptoms now. Thankyou
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
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