Friday, October 7, 2022

Comments by raproducer

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  • It’s funny, I just had this conversation with my schizophrenic son.

    He went off of Zyprexa on his birthday due to the misadvised advice of his psychiatrist or perhaps my mistaken approval. Regardless it was a train wreck. It cost a lot of money, as any parent knows will happen. It cost some near misses that thankfully were avoided. Etc.

    Regardless as someone who was casually prescribed Zoloft years ago after a divorce, I know first hand how bad head meds are. And, frankly I think there should be a division in discussion between head meds and treatments for genetic disorders.

    He is back on 20 mg of Zyprexa and we avoided expensive hospitalization — and worse. But this medication DID indeed rescue him as a loving dad 1000 miles away. All it took was him getting his meds in this case.

    Last, I truly believe the leaps and bounds in the psychiatric profession over the next 20 years are going to be stunning, so I hope we can gather brilliant young minds to this much needed profession if pursued legitimately and for chronic, not so much acute patients. Give them a darn valium.