by: Ed Eide, Executive Director MHAM
Dr. Ron Groat, psychiatrist and MHAM Board Member, answered questions about medication on Don Shelby’s afternoon radio show on WCCO yesterday afternoon. Dr. Groat, who has practiced in the field of psychiatry for 30 years, shared his insight on how the use of medication, primarily by people with depression, is now being used for other sysptoms. Doctors are prescribing some medications for people without a diagnosis in order to provide relief of other physical ailments.
Here is a link to the discussion between Dr. Groat and Shelby. You can hear how diagnoses have changed over the years. In fact how terminology has shifted along with a de-stigmatization of depression.
Elsewhere on our website is information about an upcoming event where Dr. Groat will talk about stress and how to maintain a healthy balance in your life for good health.