Unfortunately, many psychopharmacologists today engage in something called “polypharmacy”. In many cases there is no evidence at all that polypharmacy is helpful, in fact the APA practice guidelines do not support this method. Despite this, most likely because of industry influence, many psychiatrists prescribe multiple kinds of medications to manage their patients’ symptoms. Some are put on two or even three antidepressants at once, or several different classes of medications to treat one set of symptoms. Most of this prescribing is “off label” meaning that these medications are not approved for by the FDA or indicated for what they are being prescribed. Often times this leads to an unnecessary dependence on toxic medications that cause serious side effects or even addiction in the case of controlled substances like Adderall, Xanax, Klonopin and Ambien.
Since being in practice, Dr. Megwinoff and Dr. Glazer have identified many adults, children and adolescents who are needlessly overmedicated by their “psychopharmacologist” and successfully detoxed them with a marked improvement in functioning and well being.
Because Dr. Glazer and Dr. Megwinoff do not meet with Pharmaceutical Representatives or “drug reps” nor do they take consultation fees or gifts from drug companies, their medication decisions are always evidence based and unbiased.
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