Posted by linkadge on June 17, 2005, at 18:06:08
In reply to Re: Is There A Magic Pill?, posted by SLS on June 17, 2005, at 17:04:00
When I go to my psychiatrist, many times I am all smiles, and I say the medicince is working great and it has improved my life in every which way. Then I go home and want to shoot myself.
I know that personally, I sometimes give the doctor a false sence of the medicines doing more than they really are.
Why do I do this? I really don't know. I have the feeling that doctors will get mad at me. I also do a lot of mind reading. I think, well if I tell him the truth then he's just going give me zyprexa. So I say to myself, no pill will make things improve so I might as well just lie to him.
I also find that I get a lecture if I tell him things are not doing well.
I might tell the truth if I thought there was a pill that could help, but I don't believe there is so I just say they are working, and then go home and want to kill myself.
So you see, it is possable (although very sad) that doctors can get a false sence that their medications are doing a lot more good for people than they really are.
Both times I was in the hospital, I got so bored and so depressed about being there, that I faked improvement just so I could get out of there. I say, yeah, these medications are really helping.
But when I leave I am no better than when I went in. But at least on the outside I have more control. If I want to hang myself there is nobody to take away my belt.