My best friend has been taking citalopram for anxiety. She returned from the doctors today with a prescription for concurrent risperdal for OCD. I know her very well. We used to work together and now that we've left work we spend all day together. In the evenings we go to each others houses for supper, our kids all play together and we frequently spend the night at each other's house. We are in constant text contact.
My worry is that she does not show any symptoms of what i understand to be OCD. She is anxious due to relationship worries, financial strain and she just had an operation. But she has no rituals nor compulsions nor obsessions with anything. She tells me everything and described her anxiety and feelings of ups and downs. She thought she might be bi-polar and went to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and advice. They did not take her onto their caseload as she did not appear to have a serious mental illness. She went back to her GP today who prescribed risperdal. I'm really worried she's been given the wrong medication. Any thoughts? Loiloi xx
Does anyone know why a general doctor would prescribe Risperdal for OCD when a psychiatrist has said my friend is just anxious (controlled by citalpram) and does not appear to be suffering from a serious mental illness ? loiloi x
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