The Medications That Change Who We Are

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From BBC Future: “Over the years, Golomb has collected reports from patients across the United States – tales of broken marriages, destroyed careers, and a surprising number of men who have come unnervingly close to murdering their wives. In almost every case, the symptoms began when they started taking statins, then promptly returned to normal when they stopped; one man repeated this cycle five times before he realised what was going on.

According to Golomb, this is typical – in her experience, most patients struggle to recognise their own behavioural changes, let alone connect them to their medication. In some instances, the realisation comes too late: the researcher was contacted by the families of a number of people, including an internationally renowned scientist and a former editor of a legal publication, who took their own lives.

We’re all familiar with the mind-bending properties of psychedelic drugs – but it turns out ordinary medications can be just as potent. From paracetamol (known as acetaminophen in the US) to antihistamines, statins, asthma medications and antidepressants, there’s emerging evidence that they can make us impulsive, angry, or restless, diminish our empathy for strangers, and even manipulate fundamental aspects of our personalities, such as how neurotic we are.”

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Great article- Mind altering drugs alter minds- that’s’ what they do- they change/alter who we really are, sometimes horribly so, people know that, even though some are still going to try them, we all intrinsically know mind altering drugs can hurt us- – doesn’t matter who’s mind altering drugs or what they are- their all potentially harmful- and most people who go for MH care, want talk care- for that very reason- most of the time- from bad reactions or effects from mind altering drugs- yet these bins tell these, temporarily mind altering drug effected people- the drugs they’ve taken- even though they’ve reported taking drugs and being adversely effected by them on admission- as the reason, their there, their being rudely told, that these drugs haven’t caused how you are now, but have, “brought out an underlying MI to the surface”- which is really how, and who you are, and that we need to treat with our mind bending drugs- that are way far worse than the dogs that bit them- in terms of side effects- all by, people who’ve denied them their/the reality of their temporary condition, and their need for talk care- (that they just cant and don’t do)- that they came there for, thaT PEOPLE, DONT EVEN REALISE , until its too late, and their being held down by MH gorrillas and injected- all because they’ve got brains and enough intelligence to now recognize what they’ve done, the mistake they’ve made-one in taking the drugs that caused their temporary drug induced psychosis- and two knocking on the wrong door for help with talk care- cause to those smarter, of the same people, who all try drugs, they know, more than the not as evolved, or smart, more vulnerable, that drugs aren’t answers, but the bins cant just have all the not as smart ones, they bunny into taking their far worse drugs, as their image, can they, they need to sprinkle some smarter looking thinking ones into the mix, to lift their profile, look a bit smarter, not so veggied and not so not with it- so they force the smarter, more evolved ones, into the mix with the others , so the image is more up beat and society acceptable, buy able, lol, im gonna leave it there. think I’ve painted the picture, just gotta wash the brushes now.

  2. “…From paracetamol (known as acetaminophen in the US) to antihistamines, statins, asthma medications and antidepressants, ..” AND NEUROLEPTICS.

    NEUROLEPTICS
    They are profoundly disabling, and if a person can come off them successfully, then they can regain their ability to perform.

    Mood, Personality, and Behavior Changes During Treatment with Statins: A Case Series

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5005588/

    “…“Probable” causality was limited to those who experienced occurrence following drug initiation, had the drug discontinued, and improved following drug discontinuation…”

    That’s what happened to me with Neuroleptics!

  3. Schizophrenia.com

    Preventing Suicide in people with Schizophrenia

    http://schizophrenia.com/suicide.html

    “…Males with schizophrenia attempt suicide at a much higher rate than females; approximately 60% of them will make at least one attempt.

    Particular times that people with schizophrenia tend to be suicidal include

    1) Periods when they are very psychotic and out of touch with reality,

    2) Periods when they are very depressed,

    3) In the first 6 to 9 months after they have started first taking medications, when they are thinking more clearly and learn that the they have schizophrenia (and all the negative aspects that this connotates)….”

    IN MY CASE AND I THINK IN MOST CASES:- NEUROLEPTIC INDUCED AKATHISIA IS CAUSING THE SUICIDE ATTEMPTS…

    Since Akathisia can also cause uncontrollable Violence I would say on balance, Society would be safer without Neuroleptic Medication.

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