Millions of people believe that psychiatric medications have saved their lives, while millions of others report that their psychiatric medications were unhelpful or made things worse. All this can result in mutual disrespect for different choices.
As a hypertension specialist, I advocate healthy diet, reduction of sodium intake, and exercise, as a means to avoid or reduce medication. However, most people end up requiring medication, which is helping millions live a longer and healthier life.
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Being in a controlled trial means the participants are randomly assigned either an old drug or the new one in order to find out its benefits or risks. In the fast-changing world of medication, the FDA needs to revise the protocol.