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Re: Lou's reply-wheygizovpsyn Lou Pilder

Posted by ed_uk2010 on February 16, 2015, at 15:05:42

In reply to Lou's reply-wheygizovpsyn ed_uk2010, posted by Lou Pilder on February 16, 2015, at 14:17:21

>The fear of being addicted or killed or receiving a life-ruining condition from these drugs could save lives and prevent addictions and life-ruining conditions

I do understand what you're saying. What I'm thinking is that new members may feel frightened rather than informed by some of your posts.

Rather than referring generally to life-ruining conditions, which might be disturbing, I think it's important to discuss the possible side effects of each drug in a more specific manner.

For example, if a member was thinking about taking an antipsychotic for depression, you could point out the risk of diabetes or tardive dyskinesia. This is important information, but needs to be presented in a manner which is not excessively anxiety-provoking.

If a new member was to read your reply and feel afraid, they may simply choose to leave the board. In that case, they wouldn't be able to benefit from the information and help that can be obtained here, from all posters, including yourself.

I think you want to help people here, which is commendable. As I see it, you don't always inform and advise new members in the most effective way. Good advice is difficult to provide. It's not just about giving information; it's about presenting it in a manner which is most helpful to the person in need to advice. The information has to be clear and unambiguous. It has to be balanced, and it should not create fear or panic - for that is not likely to be therapeutic!

What do you think?





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