What do I tell my psychiatrist about trying drugs given by friends?
February 4, 2013 3:16 PM Subscribe
Is it safe to admit to a new psychiatrist that I have tried some anti-anxiety drugs given to me by friends who were trying to help me out?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (19 answers total)
I wish to see a psychiatrist about some depression and anxiety issues. I've taken prescription anti-depressants, but my regular doctor has not prescribed specific anti-anxiety drugs. I have struggled with anxiety for quite some time, and I have had friends occasionally give me some of their prescription meds to help me out. I do not abuse these drugs, I have taken them only when I felt that I really needed them. However, it is illegal, and if I admit that would it be construed as 'drug seeking behavior'? OTOH, I feel like I should talk about it, because it represents valid data about what seems to work for me.