Posted by SLS on June 23, 2010, at 10:52:21
In reply to Re: Rejection of Meds Gives me Hope » SLS, posted by 49er on June 23, 2010, at 7:28:20
> > Would you have any mechanism in place that would screen for people for whom discontinuing treatment would be contraindicated? Do you think there is any place for antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or antipsychotics in treating the mentally ill?
> I wouldn't have a screening program because I am not a medical professional.
So, I imagine you would preclude yourself from giving any advice at all because you are not a medical professional?
> Besides, I think it is the person's decision as to whether they want to stay on meds or not.
It would be nice if they had all of the information in order to do that.
> I am not against any psych med. If the person has made a fully informed choice to take them, then who am I to say differently?
So, do you feel it would be desirable to present the information made available by mainstream psychiatric medicine, or are you inclined to ignore it in your presentations?
What do you plan to do when some of the people you counsel decompensate and become unmanageably psychotic or suicidal? I can almost guarantee that this will happen because you make no attempt at evaluating risk.
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