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Montreal Gazette - Over-prescribing: a worrisome trend

Published: 4 Apr 2012

Too often, doctors are giving their patients psychiatric drugs for anxiety, insomnia and other common problems. That's not right. It is all too tempting to believe that there is a chemical solution for every symptom - but it's not true, Dr. Joel Paris says.

Too often, doctors are giving their patients psychiatric drugs for anxiety, insomnia and other common problems. That's not right. It is all too tempting to believe that there is a chemical solution for every symptom - but it's not true, Dr. Joel Paris says. (Paris is professor in, and former chair of, the department of psychiatry at McGill).

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