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episode 26: medication phobia

Is taking medication safe? Is it natural? Is the pharmaceutical industry just one big scam? This week Dr. Shalts addresses the many concerns of people who are afraid to take psychotropic medication, and those who are generally averse to pharmaceuticals.

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Quick Stats: Medication

  • Almost ⅓ of people stop taking prescription medication without telling their health-care provider

    • 29% cite side effects as their reason

    • 17% said they stopped taking the medication as prescribed because they didn’t think they needed it

    • 16% because they were feeling better

    • 15% thought the medication was not working

    • Cost also plays a significant role

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