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  •  Yes, some do (1+ / 0-)
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    CA wildwoman

    But that is why we should have a period in the hospital for pts to be stabilized on medication and monitor S/E. Not doing away with medication.

    For each medication change my son received 10-14 days in the hospital to monitor effectiveness and adverse S/E. But I had good insurance then.
    But lets face it, those hospital stays have resulted in a stable medication regime with few s/e and a more functional MI person.  
    Medication can be a life saver.

    Peggy Noonan. She had Romney winning because of "vibrations." My response edited due to the possibility of insulting many people.

    by J Rae on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:43:13 PM PST

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    •  Medication can be a life saver (2+ / 0-)
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      BlackSheep1, happy camper

      But it can also have destabilizing effects and it will take decades before we start making connections.  

      Psychotropics are not tested on developing children with developing brains in clinical trial.

      And drugs tested on adults don't span 10-15 years of drug dosage.

    •  It certainly can be a lifesaver (1+ / 0-)
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      BlackSheep1

      But in my experience, even with good insurance, the hospitals (insurance companies) want you in and out of hospitals as quickly as possible.  This assumes that the patient is willing to go, and the involuntary commitment process is difficult if he/she isn't.  

      Having said that medication can be a lifesaver, I think far too many people, more and more frequently, are being given prescriptions for serious--and potentially deadly--psychotropic meds without adequate followup and treatment.

    •  thats some incredible insurance, I have never (3+ / 0-)
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      seen a person hospitalized while adjusting meds.......

      Hell most are lucky to get a followup doctor visit.....

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      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:06:17 PM PST

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      •  It was beyond expensive (3+ / 0-)

        but worth every penny in the long run.
        Of course they tossed him off the insurance when he turned 18, but he was very stable by then.

        Peggy Noonan. She had Romney winning because of "vibrations." My response edited due to the possibility of insulting many people.

        by J Rae on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:08:49 PM PST

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