a) the medication is not working
b) the medication is doing the OPPOSITE of what it is supposed to.
c) If the patient has requested to be taken off and/or weaned off any medication and the physician/surgeon/practioner/doctor UPS the dose, instead of taking the dose down, and/or sneakily gives the patient another drug of the same class while telling the patient that it is something completely different!
d) Any physician/surgeon/practioner/doctor who completely cuts off a patient's "narcotic" medication without weaning them off, and without researching/knowing the possible NEUROTOXIC side effects of said prescribed medication.
Doctor's Visit #1:
OFFICE IS LADEN WITH POSTERS WHICH GIVE THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION.
PATIENT: "I'm depressed."
DOC: "I'll book you in with our Psychologist, and start you on an S.N.R.I anti-depressant"
**Patient then takes drug for a few months and ends up in hospital for several suicide attempts**
Doctor's Visit #2:
PATIENT: "I'm sure you've been made aware of my attempts at suicide. Seems these S.N.R.I.'S are giving me adverse effects. I would like to come off of them please."
DOC: "Yes, I have recieved that information. I will wean you off of them."
DOC THEN GIVES THE PATIENT THE SAME DOSE AS BEFORE AND TOPS IT OFF WITH ANOTHER DRUG IN ABOUT THE SAME CLASS S.S.R.I.'s, INSTEAD OF WEANING PATIENT OFF MEDICATION.
Patient is prescribed "narcotic" medication for daily function, goes to a party, gets dosed on GHB and ends up in hospital. Doctor gets word of this, then cuts off all medication "(patient is a drug addict)" necessary for daily living and function. Patient's brain suffers neurotoxic withdrawl. Doctor SAYS they know nothing about "neurotoxic withdrawl."
THAT'S A MALPRACTITIONER IN THE WORKS!