estriker asked this question on 5/17/2000:
I have two female friends ages 14 and 15, who are seeing a pyscologist and were NOT prescribed to an anti-depressant. I am not sure what kind of anti-depressant they are taking, but they take over 8 at a time to give them a high. I would like to know what the side effects are and how it could affect them at this amount. I am very worried about them. Could a type of mix with other drugs like alcohol, pot, or an extreme amount of Robotussin be fatal?
MysticKnight gave this response on 5/18/2000:
Hello there !!!
First, let me tell you that a psychologist is not allowed to prescribe any medication at all , in any case.... A psychiatrist is...but not a psychologist...:-)
And second, yes you are right to be worried about your two friends for what they are doing is dangerous is they mix alcool with medications... would not know if an extreme amount of Robitussin is fatal or not but for sure pills and alcool could certainly be....altought not at they amount that you say they are taking at the present time... But if they do mix a lot of pills together and take alcool with them, well they may very well fall into a deep coma for one thing and ...may die as a result of this...
As long as you are aware of this situation, you may want to talk to them in the first place...maybe document yourself and have a talk with solid proof afterwards... but it is in my opinion that they may not listen to what you have to say... Now, it is your civilian responsability , when you are aware that a person may represent a danger for him(her)self to report this immidiately to the ones who may be concerned,.... In this case. I wouls stongly URGE you to talk to their parents or then again to have a serious discussion with the pratician they are seeing...If none of hose things work...you may report them even to the autorities of your scholl ( they will know what to do) or then again call your local police department and explain them the issue at hand ... They will do something about it... ( you can specify that for your sake, if you fear for yourself in any way, that you want to remain anonymous , that you do not want for those two girls to know that it is you who form the actual complaint....
Butt you have to do something about this...that is for certain... the first step was a good one ( to come on here and ask for advice) ...the rest will be up to you ...:-))
Sincerely, Mystic Knight