The Curious Incident of the Neuroleptic Prescription

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From Matanuska Forensic Science: “Psychosis is a transitory symptom. Those with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are not psychotic 24/7/365, but rather experience episodic states of psychosis. Neuroleptic drug action is continuous, however. Pharmacologically, do the psychokinetics of neuroleptics match intended therapeutic goals? Let us consider the ubiquitous scientific concepts of accuracy and precision.”

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  1. Well, there are substances that can correct thought disordered notions, but they’re things like niacin, NAD, glutamine, ascorbate, B6, etc., but there’s one thing that makes them dangerous to psychiatrists- none of them can be patented, which means no office toys, trips to the sunny South for winter pharmaceutical company conventions, no opportunity to be a contributor to pharma-sponsored articles. You’d have to get your patients well, without the impetus of toys, professional status increase and pre-paid vacations- a brutal challenge, because otherwise you could get them while your patients became chronic (under present circumstances).

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    • “….To compound neuroleptics’ ‘sledgehammer’ approach, neurons are very adept at growing new receptors to compensate for those that are blocked. Psychotic symptoms then rebound with a vengeance….”

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    • Not to mention all doctors – including the psychiatrists – are taught in med school that the antipsychotics can make a person “psychotic,” via anticholinergic toxidrome, a known form of medical poisoning. Definitely, better solutions are needed.

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  2. The paper seems to suggest that ‘schizophrenia’ might actually exist as a type of neurological condition – but if this is the case then what about Open Dialogue, The Hearing Voices Network and other Psychological solutions that are proven to work? Where do these fit in?

    I know from coming off Neuroleptics myself, that it is possible to learn ‘to cope’ with the ‘Horrors of Neuroleptic Withdrawal Syndrome’ through ‘very careful drug withdrawal, and suitable anxiety management techniques’.

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  3. “– Factoid: Poltergeist activity is oftentimes attributed to prolonged exposure to low level household carbon monoxide (CO) (Grant, 2015). CO exposure can induce hallucinations, inclusive of a physiological sense of doom (heart palpitations, anxiety and flushing). In lieu of recruiting a ghostbuster, exorcist or psychiatrist, just check your CO detector. But back to the story.”

    Dare I ask for the studies to back that one up? I’d love to know how one goes about getting a research grant to study poltergeists lol

    Think I liked Coast to Coast AM’s interpretations better…at least they won’t send you to a doctor who won’t say that you have CO poisoning…

    RIP Art Bell killed by pharma

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