A 33-year-old female asked:
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how often should psych meds be assessed? am really struggling and wondering if i should ask my new doc for an assessment. it's been over 3 yrs.

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Dr. Alfred Forrester
41 years experience Psychiatry
More often than 3 yr: My goodness, even pts of mine who are considered "stable" and not requiring any med changes are seen at least once a year, and those on controlled substances (i.e. clonazepam) are seen every 6 months. You are long overdue what one of my pts refers to as her "10,000 mile check-up"! If "really struggling" is going on now, then you owe it to yourself to ask for a med check or a reevaluation.
Answered on Jun 2, 2014
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