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Wow It's Now On TV!

Posted by Phillipa on November 17, 2005, at 21:16:06

In reply to One More Thing, posted by Phillipa on November 17, 2005, at 19:39:49

In eating my dinner was watching TV, PBS-WUNG had a panel of experts from UNC and other Public Service Educators who are advocated for the mentally ill and in charge of improving care for the mentally ill. They brought up to the panel the article in the NYT. They all agreed a big problem was people sharing meds, using them to get high and how dangerous it was to take these AD'd and other meds without the supervision of a psychiatrist. They said the older antipsychotics were horrendous drugs that caused dystonia, akathesia, shaking hands. And the newer family of antipsychotics was not much better since they caused diabetes. And they said the reason young people are creating suicide with ADs. Was because when they took them they were really bipolar. They said the AD's caused them to become manic and that's why they committed suicide. They said young children who were fidgety in the classroom and given ritalin were really bipolar. They said only a psychiatrist was capable of diagnosing for anyone. A proper diagnosis is necessary so appropriate mediacation can be prescribed. They said with proper medication people would be productive in society. That the State was providing services to help the mentallly ill. And a nursing home enviorment was not appropriate for a young adult mixed in with an Alziemers pt. And that with support groups for self and family, theraphy and medication . A person would become well. And that people had to stay in the closet and not disclose that had mental illness. The show presented all types of mental illness as being the same as diabetes or heart disease. For anyone whatching the TV program it appeared just see psychiatrist, get dx and attend support groups for self and family. So they could understand what was going on and respite for families of pts with mental illness. They had an expert who said his problem was a frontal lesion of the brain. Who was now in charge of an agency for the mentally ill. It made it seem like mental illness was very common and no one would notice. That appropriate meds returned the person to an active and productive life. Does anyone else have all these services available. That suffering was a thing of the past and anyone could recover with meds. That all meds when they were no longer necessary be disposed of appropriately. That way meds would not be shared, sold or abused by those they were not prescribed for. Is this the real world or what?Fondly, Phillipa




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