Rachel777 you seem to have a lot to say, but did you ever put yourself in the shoes of a parent whose child is psychotic and violent? Has your child attempted to strangle you or begged you to help them kill themselves because their brain “doesn’t work anymore” after one of their psychotic breaks. The behaviors I have had to deal with wouldn’t for a moment be classified as annoying or embarrassing, but they would be described as exceedingly dangerous, not just for the family but the sufferer too. I don’t like the meds, but they have given my son back his life. He lives with his illness and takes the meds as he says this is what God tells him to do. He lives in a world that is so rich and full, with time travel, astral projection, conversations with God and angelic beings-this is no coma. He has learnt that he doesn’t have to pay too much attention to the evil beings that are present around us, and speak to him specifically. Yes the psychiatric drugs have done this for him, and until there is some other help to be had this is all we have. It has taken a long time to find a combination of 5-yes 5, meds that ends the torment that he had. Far better this than being in jail in a cell, or locked up in the mental ward. Sometimes it is the involuntary patients, who through no fault of their own, have been emotionally abusive to their families and the families have no idea what to do. So just remember that there is more than one side to any story, and that the psychiatrists do want to help, even if some of their tools are the big pharma’s drugs. They would never have gone into that field if they didn’t want to help in some way.