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  •  What crime am I guilty of? (1+ / 0-)
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    CherryTheTart

    Who did I kill?

    •  please dont do this (2+ / 0-)
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      Massconfusion, CA wildwoman

      Medications are a beautiful gift from brilliant scientists and chemists.
      Those who are sick are healed.
      Those who would die live.
      Those who are bi polar.....can walk and love and feel and find joy.
      This diary is so wrong.

      We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

      by Christin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:27:23 PM PST

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      •  I love you Christin but sorry (1+ / 0-)
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        Christin

        This is a war I will continue to fight.

        http://www.cchrint.org/...

        •  but maybe wait for details (2+ / 0-)
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          GoogleBonhoeffer, CA wildwoman

          Maybe he stopped taking the medication he needed and that could be a problem also. People with mental illnesses who no longer take the medication they need that can be lethal. People who suffer from schizophrenia or who are bipolar must be on medication to survive and to live a normal productive loving life. Before anti psychosis medication people who are mentally ill were killed electrocuted or thrown into a pic to die. And by pit I mean a mental hospital so I'm just asking that you judge or blame medication for this nightmare please just wait for the story to come out. I fully understand over medicating some patience but I refuse to believe that medication should be blamed for all the worlds problems when it  saved millions upon millions of lives.

          We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

          by Christin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:40:42 PM PST

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          •  I don't oppose all medications (0+ / 0-)

            I do think we should look at the documented (and undocumented) violent side effects of psychotropic meds given to children before their brains are fully developed.  

            These are publicly traded multi-billion dollar companies with hugely profitable drugs.  They are not in the business of healing.  They are in the business of quick fix solutions and quick profits.

            Long-term "medication" is not tested.  We are guinea pigs and the experiment is failing.  This diary will be relevant in 10-20 years.  But that's ok.  At least posterity will see that some were asking questions and brainstorming for every possible solution.

        •  there is the crime of UNDER medication... (0+ / 0-)

          think Tom Cruise.

        •  CCHR-- This is a Scientology front group? (2+ / 0-)
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          CA wildwoman, AaronInSanDiego

          That has no credibility with me.

          I trained as psychiatric social worker (no longer working in the field). I'm no fan of overmedicating, or medicating without close medical monitoring. But this is way off the mark. It really is about the easy accessibility of guns.

          Psychotropic medications and their side effects is an important topic, but not the way it has been presented here.

      •  I agree we need medication- (1+ / 0-)
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        but the gift line is bullshit- most do it for PROFIT.

        "I'm not scared of anyone or anything, Angie. Isn't that the way life should be?" Jack Hawksmoor

        by skyounkin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:42:06 PM PST

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      •  No, this diary isn't wrong. This diary shines a (2+ / 0-)
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        GoogleBonhoeffer, happy camper

        light somewhere important.

        I was not aware that the Columbine shooters or the Aurora shooter had been on psychotropic medication.

        I was aware that Cho (VaTech) and Loughner (Tucson/Gabrielle Giffords) had been identified as mentally ill.

        It is important that we find out whether the "put the kid on something for ADHD" response ingrained over the past 30 years contributes to these incidents.

        Because while medications can in fact do wonders, sometimes they have toxic side effects. If we don't know what those are, we can't guard against them.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:58:42 PM PST

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        •  sometimes they have toxic side effects. (2+ / 0-)
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          And over time, scientific evidence accumulates and becomes more clear.  We may just be seeing the beginning of these toxic side effects.  I don't care how smart some think we are as a species, I think it's risky to rewire mother nature.

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