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Re: For ALL!

Posted by sl on September 6, 2001, at 15:04:57

In reply to Re: For ALL! Cam W., posted by paxvox on September 6, 2001, at 12:49:39

>but WHY w/o medical supervision? As I have posted before, if you are going to self-medicate, go down to the street corner for your shopping. Either way, you are playing with fire.

You asked it, you don't seem to know the answer, so I figured I might as well answer you.

BECAUSE some of us have problems finding a decent sensible doctor who's willing to work with us. Some of us know what we need but can't afford to pay for the meds AND for the doctor to authorize them. Sometimes we KNOW what'll work from past experience but our current care-provider doesn't believe us or doesn't trust us to care for ourselves. (Funny, they trust us to feed and clothe and clean ourselves, but not to care for our own minds.)

And did you know there're areas in the good-ole US of A that have literally NO psychiatrists or doctors offering psychiatric services? I was helping with the survey done by the National Association of Social Workers. There were no psychiatrists listed by the AMA in a given area so we were calling all the MDs to ask if they provided these services. The answer was an unequivocable NO.

So you see, there's no Black'n'white issue here.
(if one exists anywhere, at all!)
Sometimes, certain situations require taking matters into your own hands or suffering for the lack. Sure, it'd be wonderful if it wasn't ever necessary and everyone got the care and respect they need, but this isn't a perfect world.





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