This is a radio talk show on NPR. I heard it this morning when an avid surfer asked for advice to overcome fear of drowning. This doctor (Zorba Paster) suggested antidepressants to be started two to six weeks before surfing to ease anxiety for the event. His advice was not to start taking antidepressants, but to use them as a "quick fix" to help this man be able to surf more "extremely" during his surfing season. Is this common practice or even recommended usage? I've never heard of it. It seemed to me he was suggesting this just as if he needed to take antihistamine during allergy season. Here is a link to the show. Listen to the 1/19 show to hear this discussion. http://www.wpr.org/zorba/ I, for one, was appalled... but I realize I'm no expert on psych meds. -Becky
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