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Numbing Grief: The Use of Prescription Drugs as Therapy

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Are you dealing with grief after a loss? Join Grief Recovery Specialist, Audrey Pellicano R.N., on Giving Grief a Voice when she and her guests will discuss the use of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety and sleeping aids for those experiencing loss and the subsequent feelings of grief has long been an issue. What role do prescription drugs play in the experience of grief and loss? Do they assist the process or are they numbing our feelings? Do antidepressants really work?

What are the risks? How will the new changes in the DSM 5 coming in May 2013 impact the use of these medications for the bereaved? What does the research show? What are the alternatives?

Join me and my very special guests Terry and Joe Graedon of  “The People’s Pharmacy”,  as we address these questions and answer yours on this very volatile subject.

Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist and Terry is a medical anthropologist. They are co-hosts of The People's Pharmacy radio show and co-authors of the newspaper column, The People's Pharmacy. Together, they have 19 books to their credit. You can find them online