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If you were put on psychotropic drugs, does that mean you are mentally ill?

Asked by janbb (51302points) January 7th, 2014

I realize this a hot button question but a friend and I were discussing this. He says yes; I say that doctors can prescribe at your request or their own decision but that that doesn’t make you mentally ill. For example, I don’t see the occasional Xanax as meaning you have MI. He did qualify it by including depression and anxiety issues, but I still draw the line elsewhere. What say you?

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