“Double Standard in Medication Compliance for Those Diagnosed with Mental Illness”


PsychCentral offers a take on noncompliance: “The moment we decide for others why they experience something as they do is the moment at which we lose the ability to be helpful. We move into a power-over role that is at best representative of a critical parent, which can be a not-so-helpful and often re-traumatizing experience. Certainly this attitude wouldn’t be helpful for the 90% of people in public systems who have histories of childhood trauma, often including abuse and neglect. When someone says they don’t want to or can’t tolerate the effects of a medication, take them as seriously as you want your own intolerances considered.”

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