Treatment For GAD (generalized Anxiety Disorder)?
Which SSRI medicine doctor is suitable for GAD sufferers? Can the drug be purchased without a prescription directly to the pharmacy? I did not have enough funds to consult a psychiatrist first, so I tried to search directly at the pharmacy. thank you
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All antianxietas are hard drugs that should not be purchased without a prescription from a doctor. These drugs require routine dose adjustments, monitoring for side effects, and cannot be drunk or stopped being taken carelessly (different from pain medications or cold cough medicines that can be purchased freely at pharmacies). In addition, diagnoses of diseases such as GAD may only be made by a doctor (after getting rid of all organic causes and drugs that might cause symptoms of mental disorders experienced).
Therefore, if indeed you experience symptoms of anxiety that interfere with the functioning of your daily life, you should check with a psychiatrist first. If indeed you have difficulty financing, register yourself with the BPJS health so you can get relief funding for treatment. The process that you have to go through will indeed be more complicated (you have to go to your general practitioner first, then you can get a referral to see a psychiatrist), but you will get a reduction in consultation fees to a psychiatrist and also a reduction in the cost of purchasing drugs.
Do not buy or consume SSRI type drugs carelessly before consulting a doctor first because the side effects of these drugs can be dangerous if you consume them incorrectly.
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