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Lou's request-ohvrprskrb Dinah

Posted by Lou Pilder on May 10, 2012, at 17:28:41

In reply to the Truth(s), posted by Dinah on May 10, 2012, at 9:04:48

> I think I have an ingrained reaction to capitalized truth.
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> Can a distinction at least be made? I've seen unmedicated psychosis. I've seen unmedicated bipolar. My family has a long history of severe depression self treated. I wouldn't want to go back to those days. My aunt unmedicated? Unable to be a mother to her children. Miserable and afraid. My aunt medicated? A productive member of society and beloved mother with some troublesome side effects.
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> I think the most pro-medication people would agree that psych meds are overprescribed by ignorant doctors who find reaching for a prescription pad the easiest solution.
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> I think most people who believe in mental illness as a serious problem where kindling can make the problem more and more severe could be induced to believe that medications can have long lasting effects on some people.
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> I hope that most anti med people are not blanketly anti med, and can agree that some mental illness is better treated than not.
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> The thing is that I am seeing balanced posts by pro-med people a whole lot more than I am seeing balanced posts by anti-med people. This overall makes me more pro-med than I might otherwise be. But that's me. And admittedly, I might be guilty of remembering some posts more than others. But I honestly don't recall many people speaking lyrically of the magic of medicine for everyone who suffers the slightest problem, and do recall many posts damning all psych meds.
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> I'd also like to see some evidence that psych meds are more harmful than any other meds. Seems to me that I can only recall one psych meds among the many legal cattle calls for class action suits.

Dinah,
You wrote,[...psych meds are overprescribed by xxx doctors...].
I am unsure as to what you are wanting to mean. If you could post answers to the following, then I could respond accordingly.
A. What criteria did you use to determine that psych meds are {overprescribed}?
B. Is it not a fact that there is a manual that gives the drug to treat a particlar symptom and there is also the dosage given, such as the PDR?
C. If the doctor follows that regimin in the book, then he/she is just doing what the profession calls for, correct?
D. Is it not illegal to overprescribe if the manual used calls for not overprescribing? I mean, can a prescriber give more than what is called for in the PDR? The prescriber can't give 100mg of a drug if the PDR states only 25 mg, can they? So what is the criteria that you used to charactorize those doctors as xxx?
Lou

 

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