Posted by linkadge on March 20, 2006, at 15:20:47
In reply to Re: Never thought I'd hear this..... » linkadge, posted by Caedmon on March 19, 2006, at 23:16:44
This is the thing. Everybody's mood fluctuates to a certain extent. However, not everyone benefits from mood stabilizers.
I guess I am not so much angry about the lable, as I am about what it implies for the patient.
These drugs are not perfect. But whenever there is a problem at hand, psychiatry likes to put the blame on the patient. Ie. the drugs are perfect, and the flaw lies with the patient.
Now thats fine and dandy, but being put on mood stabalizers for extended periods of time, when much simpler measures could be taken is not so fine.