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Re: Correcting an Imbalance or getting high?

Posted by huxley on July 21, 2012, at 3:45:21

In reply to Re: Correcting an Imbalance or getting high? huxley, posted by Phil on July 20, 2012, at 14:46:02

> So, the big picture, 60 years ago you may have forcibly had a hole drilled in your head, had ECT the hard way, or been strapped to a table 23 hours a day. Not counting being in an asylum for life.
> Are things better now? I'm sure there will be no's out there.
>
> Oncology, which many people hate but are willing to almost die to almost get well, is in the dark ages. Oncologists go from chemo to chemo with worse and worse side effects and most people like their doctor. My brother, mother and others liked their doctor. If you are stage 4, it would be wise to get your affairs in order. Cancer will kill you so doctors are learning as they go.
>
> Mental illness will kill you too. But like oncologists, the medical profession can only develop new meds on what little is known about the brain. Unlike oncology, some patients, not all by far, despise their doctors, meds, psychiatry in general. Not despise, hate.
>
> Anyone that forgets that in many areas of medicine you are dealing with risk/benefit situations. If a surgeon says I think you will die if we don't amputate that leg, what's one to do?
>
> Once again I'm leaving this place. It used to be people cussing and discussing meds but most got along pretty well. They wanted to hear about possible help, not seething hatred of anything to do with psychiatry. And people really wanted to share their experience.
>
> Since it seems anti-psychiatry is back in full bloom here and they aren't going anywhere, I'll be glad to. Why stay on a site designed to help and support that's turned into an alligator pit of bitter people that forgot to read the fine print.

You don't have to be anti-psychiatry to question there methods.

I don't mind a risk benefit situation as long as the risks are properly conveyed. Which they are not in many cases.

Medications are bundled up in cherry picked studies and sold based on lies.

You are not carefully treating your illness. No one here is. These meds are not precision lasers, they are a shotgun blast.

If your illness is so serious that you feel thats what you need and you are prepared to take the risk then thats fine. I have no problem with that and wish you well.

But,

If a doctor is going to give you amphetamines, they should warn you of the risk 10 years down the track.

If they are going to give you anti psychotics they should warn you of the tardive syndromes, the brain shrinkage, the liver failure, weight gain and the diabetes.

If they are going to give you anti depressants they should warn you of the sexual dysfunction, the discontinuation syndromes which can last years and cause suicides and violent crimes.

etc....

All very real problems with these drugs.
But they are not conveyed. They are hidden away behind lies.


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