Saturday, December 4, 2021

Comments by D Merck

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  • One important flaw in the reasoning of the writer is ignoring the fact that service users who are suffering mental health issues often lack the cognitive freedom to make an informed choice.

    As a social worker, I’ve often seen service users whose minds are in severe distress unable to understand their own situation and delivered from their distress by medication to be able to think coherently. I don’t deny that medication is not the cure all for everyone suffering mental health issues but to suggest they are no better than placebos is irresponsible because it would deny many sufferers relief from the symptoms of their disease. These symptoms are often horrific causing sufferer’s severe distress.