Thursday, July 29, 2021

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  • Here’s some further evidence that so-called “negative symptoms” of schizophrenia are actually a side-effect of anti-psychotic medications: citations for ‘negative symptoms’ were virtually non-existent prior to the 1980s: see Figure 1 at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4254038/
    The sedating effects of medication, combined with the “duh factor” that many patients are just pretty bloody depressed because of their circumstances, has been hijacked by the over-intellectualization of the human condition by a narrow-minded medicalised view that still only has “pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey” so-called ‘treatments’. I agree with all commenters above that therapy is the best treatment available. Get therapy. Dialectical behaviour therapy/cognitive behaviour therapy will improve long-term outcomes far more than any drug.