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A former patient who is glad to be free
on January 11, 2010
I am a former long term patient of Dr. Granoff. Dr. Granoff is a nice man and probably a good doctor, but the medication management model of the last few decades has made him rather lazy. He is quick to dispense anti-depressants and benzodiazepines without talk therapy to follow up. Meds without therapy are useless and even dangerous, as I found out. My pharmacist informed me that Xanax should not be used beyond a three week period, and he was astonished to hear that I was on it for over 10 years. And that I was no better for it. I was dependent, however. It took me three more doctors and half a year to wean off of all of Dr. Granoff's happy pills. Thanks, Abbott.
Medication for anxiety and depression should be used only on a short-term basis with talk therapy to accompany. Dr. Granoff would prefer to keep you and your money all to himself, it seems. It took him actually mocking me after I had a bout with suicidal behavior for me to make a decision to break away. I felt like a battered wife. Abbott, it's time for you to retire. Take Ann on another lovely vacation. There's got to be some place on Earth you haven't visited yet.