Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Why don’t psychiatric medications work?

People who suffer trauma and have strange coping mechanisms such as hearing voices and unusual beliefs DO NOT HAVE A CHEMICAL IMBALANCE. The psychiatric drugs don't work and life is hell on them! They often don’t stop ‘symptoms’ such as hearing voices, sometimes increase them. Being on these drugs is torture. The lack of ‘a life’ on them makes them not worthwhile. They make you feel worse, not better. They shut down your ability to think , you know, your humanity. They do nothing to address the psychological traumas you’ve been through. They also cause severe and multiple illnesses and brain damage. You’ll find all these things and more about any given psychiatric drug on the drug’s website list of ‘side-effects’. In bold is what I got while transferring from the depot neuroleptic Zuclopenthixol to Abilify.  Not okay, but feeling much better now that I’m not forced to suffer these psych drug effects anymore):

1.       inner sense of restlessness or need to move (akathisia),

2.       Tourette’s Syndrome

3.       auditory hallucinations,

4.       schizophrenic reaction,

5.       hostility,

6.       paranoid reaction,

7.       manic reaction,

8.       delusions,

9.       abnormal dream

10.    emotional lability,

11.   panic attack,

12.   manic depressive reaction,

13.   visual hallucination

14.   jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes),

15.   insomnia,

16.   fatigue,

17.   blurred vision, restlessness, and constipation,

18.   immune deficiency,

19.   new or worsening depression symptoms,

20.   unusual changes in behaviour,

21.   sexual dysfunction,

22.   menstrual dysfunction,

23.   harmful to pregnancy,

24.   an increased risk of death,

25.   an increase in the risk of suicide,

26.   allergic reactions have ranged from rash, hives and itching to anaphylaxis, which may include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue,

27.   an increased risk of stroke and ministroke ,

28.   High fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, changes in pulse, heart rate and blood pressure may be signs of a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a serious condition that can lead to death

29.   Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). Extremely high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. If you have diabetes, or risk factors (for example, obesity, family history of diabetes), or have the following symptoms: increases in thirst, urination, or hunger, feel weak or tired, sick to your stomach, or confused (or breath smells fruity), your blood sugar should be monitored

30.   Changes in cholesterol and triglyceride (fat, also called lipids) levels in the blood

31.   Weight gain

32.   difficulty swallowing which may lead to aspiration or choking

33.   uncontrollable movements of face, tongue, or other parts of body, as these may be signs of a serious condition called tardive dyskinesia (TD). TD may not go away, even if you stop taking medications

34.   orthostatic hypotension (decreased blood pressure) or lightheadedness or fainting when rising too quickly from a sitting or lying position

35.   Decreases in white blood cells (WBC; infection fighting cells)

36.   seizures (convulsions)

37.   affect your judgment, thinking, or motor skills. You should not drive or operate hazardous machinery

38.   can impact your body’s ability to reduce body temperature; you should avoid overheating and dehydration

39.   headache,

40.   asthenia,

41.   accidental injury,

42.   peripheral edema,

43.   flu syndrome,

44.   chest pain,

45.   neck pain,

46.   pelvic pain,

47.   rigidity in the neck and/or extremities

48.   face edema,

49.   suicide attempt,

50.   malaise,

51.   chills,

52.   photosensitivity,

53.   arm rigidity,

54.   jaw pain,

55.   bloating,

56.   tightness (abdomen, back, extremity, head, jaw, neck, and tongue),

57.   enlarged abdomen,

58.   chest tightness,

59.   throat pain,

60.   ear pain,

61.   tinnitus,

62.   otitis media,

63.   altered taste,

64.   pyrexia,

65.   gait disturbance,

66.   edema,

67.   general physical health deterioration,

68.   feeling jittery,

69.   decreased mobility,

70.   thirst,

71.   feeling cold,

72.   difficulty in walking,

73.   facial pain,

74.   sluggishness,

75.   candidiasis, and deafness

76.   Moniliasis,

77.   head heaviness,

78.   throat tightness,

79.   Mendelson's syndrome,

80.   heat stroke,

81.   otitis externa,

82.   vertigo,

83.   localized inflammation,

84.   swelling,

85.   abasia,

86.   xerosis,

87.   hyperthermia,

88.   septic shock,

89.   appendicitis…
90.   memory loss etc

91.   shrinkage of the brain/ brain damage

92.  shuts down basal ganglia, so slows physical activity

93.  cancer

94.  death

Most psychiatrists will attempt to tell the new and potentially gullible patient they are prescribing their ‘medication’ to, that these effects of the drug they’re taking, are ‘symptoms of their mental illness’, that the patient is 'diseased'.  Many will believe this.

Astute patients look up drug websites and tell their psychiatrist they’re getting a known side-effect of the drug they’re being forced to take.

These patients are then told by the psychiatrist that ‘we must weigh up the balances. Having some shaking and neck pain is better than the psychosis.’
Argue that it's not and you're being 'non compliant' and 'lacking insight' and will be kept on the treatment order longer. Perhaps seeking legal advice here, might help, particularly with things like Tardive Dyskinesia, which can be permanent, but there are limits that legal people can do, when it is legal for a psychiatrist to 'treat involuntarily' what they have diagnosed as a biological 'mental illness' disease. Proving that your so called 'disease' is trauma and not biochemical, is not something that is easy. But I think it should be tried more often than it is.

So given that even the drug companies admit that their psychiatric drugs give a range of serious illnesses, that they don't know how they work exactly and that they may cause death... what kind of scales are psychiatrists weighing things on?

The illnesses caused by forced psychiatric drugs are all very serious and horrific to live through. I know from experience. Forced drugging needs to be stopped. It is not okay. It is torture and it doesn’t help a person rehabilitate, recover, or be the person they want to be. More genuine therapies should be happening. They are available and they do help. The drugs don’t work. So, why keep them as mandates and policy and procedure? Sick government laws allow psychiatrists to harm people. This should not be happening in 2013. There should only be non-invasive, non-torturous therapies in legislation.
Why don't psychiatric medications work? Because they don't. They never have. But of course patients will say that they do work. Even I have. That's the only way to get off a treatment order, to be compliant and agreeable to treatment. Reasons people stay on psychiatric drugs when the order is stopped? Because they're terrified of following their own intuition and they're brainwashed and addicted. Plus, the doctor is supposed to know best and they have a 'disease' according to the psychiatrist that 'must be treated' or they'll 'relapse'. If they're relapsing on the medication? Then they're 'treatment resistant'.

Loop holes of legislation allowing and enforcing torture is all I see here!

Eventually patients stop complaining about the damaging effects of the drugs.

The psychiatrist then says, 'This drug seems to be working for you.'

And the patient says, 'Yes. It seems to be. I'm all better now thanks to you and your drugs.' (ie, can you please now let me off the treatment order you ugly *#%$!)

more 'nonpharmacological interventions' needed 'for noncompliant patients who are willing to undergo intervention but refuse pharmacotherapy.' Be proactive, make the choice  of intervention be allowed! It only makes sense to be humane... Don't force drugs!
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