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Re: tranquilizer...then what?..Well...this!!

Posted by Jay2112 on April 25, 2022, at 18:51:04

In reply to tranquilizer...then what?, posted by Christ_empowered on April 25, 2022, at 12:03:41

Well, it's just....a) Szaz is mostly a misguided malignant narcissist, and b) there has to be some profit motive in psychiatry, to develop new meds. I had this conversation with my psychiatrist recently, and he said that there isn't enough profit motive to jump through all the regulation hoops for new meds in psychiatry. I guess it is the cheap generics that crop in. Maybe give drug companies 25 year patents...let the insurance and gov't drug plans soak it up?? And, say, make sure drug companies give out a) tons of samples and b)discount programs (not teeny ones...but whopper ones!!) for the poor and middle class??

With the massive amount of aged folks getting illnesses like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's (even younger....early-onset), maybe we should be using these drugs more in psychiatry of depression, anxiety, and even schizophrenia?? Memantine, in real-world cases, seems to be a popular add-on for these mentioned illnesses. Also, what about combo's of dopamine and serotonin meds, with high doses of the new GABA meds like Lyrica? I am trying bromocriptine again, with decent success, and may add a small dose of rotigotine (Neupro), or pramipexole (Mirapex).

Point being, I think in psychiatry, thinking outside the box is mandatory. I find the more monoamines you get at, the likely better your success and prognosis is. IF I don't get back up to my 80 percent function level (I have some charts many of you might want to use, measuring your function level..both emotional and external..I use them, and learnt about them, in social work) I may switch antidepressants. I actually find I need to switch many meds, after a year or two, as the body gets used to them. It depends on you. It goes without saying, diet and exercise (which yes, I am guilty of ignoring) are deeply important. Creative writing, bloging, and writing music (and listening to it), and reading, help me greatly. The occasional toke (in pill for, with CBD), vitamins (B's...B6 and Folic Acid seem to help)...AND..when I get some cash and a good job, Travel, travel, travel!! Andrew Solomon, author of Noonday Demon, just wrote an awesome book on the therapeutic effects of travel on mental health (yes, he is still on quite a few meds). I am trying to push myself to get a gym a YMCA, with a pool and weights...I wanna get built!! lol...get chicks interested in me again!! hahaaa...

HOPE...folks...that is one of the main points (tenets) of RECOVERY principles!! You learn that in treating addictions and mental health. I now have been doing that for almost 10 years. Lots and lots of my clients have had success overcoming both addictions and mental illness.


Anyhow....just IMHO....


Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-




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