This past year I have had the opportunity to hang out with a lot of nurses and docs. I have come to this conclusion... if it hurts take meds. Does anyone get this impression? I'm pretty sure I could easily get any medication that I verbalized a need for. I am really suprised that my doc did not do a depression screening. Especially, because of the prevalance of depression among the MS population. During my visit today, I told him that I was feeling down ect. His response first was take drugs and second was, "you're not suicidal, right?" Ugh! I would think that a holistic approach to health would be adopted by all medical professionals! I don't undersand the medical model... By the way, I'm not adverse to taking drugs. I probably will in conjunction with therapy, exercise ect. I'm just surprised that doctors would not be doing more assessments related to mental health and other facets of self care.
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