In my experience psychiatrists in Taiwan use drugs as the first line of defense instead of therapy, none drug treatments or a combination of drug and other treatments. Some of them mean well and are decent doctors but it seems they need to get patients in and out to actually make money. There are some out of pockets one where they can spend a hour but even not the best in treatment and use their solution of drugs.
A new small sleep and psychiatric opened in my neighborhood. 2 years ago when it opened there was barely anyone. I could walk in and get a occasional sleep med and muscle relaxant because I tighten up when I sleep and lock my jaws hard.
2 years later people line up with up to 10 before they even open the door and it’s packed. I watched a list of SSRIs like Prozac, Benzodiazepines like Ativan, Xanax, lorazepam, Valium gets passed out at the drug counter. Along with sleep meds like ambien, muscle relaxants, and other sedatives for sleep.
Do you guys think Taiwan has become heavily medicated these days? I’m seeing more and more of this.