Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Comments by radames

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  • I wonder if any of these studies controls for the prevalence of antipsychotic nonadherence. I have read that “a review of medication adherence in psychiatric and physical disorders, spanning papers published between 1975 and 1996, reported the mean amount of prescribed medication taken to be 58% for patients prescribed antipsychotics 65% for those prescribed antidepressants, and 76% for those prescribed medication for physical disorders.”

    When I was locked up in a psychiatric hospital I didn’t argue with my doctor over a medication I was prescribed. Arguments like that never go well for patients. I simply kept the pills under my tongue and spit them out later. Then I read in my chart that my doctor said I was improving on the medication!

  • It IS logical to limit the amount of selenium in products because that mineral can be toxic in high doses. Here is a case of an Australian man who died from selenium poisoning:
    https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2006/185/7/accidental-death-acute-selenium-poisoning

    Many other supplements can make people ill and there has been no repeatable scientific study that shows benefit for any supplement. In fact it is looking like supplements may be doing more harm than good. High dose vitamin E may even shorten lifespans.
    http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/20041110/high-dose-vitamin-e-may-shorten-life-span

    The supplement industry is guilty of selling people snake oil. Recently it was discovered that GNC, Walmart, Waldgreens and Target were selling adulterated herbs and it not contain the herbs they claimed to have. A 2012 paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association warned that lack of regulation of the supplement industry could lead to “adverse events.” In the past five years, tainted supplements have been associated with kidney failure, hepatitis and other problems. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1213825

  • You often wonder what others make of your profession? Don’t wonder anymore. Here’s what I think: You are Orwell’s thought police. Psychiatric diagnoses are based on the subjective interpretation of behavior by third parties and are in reality a load of crap. The schizophrenia diagnosis gets put on anyone who is not “normal” enough. It’s entirely subjective and can be abused to violate people’s rights. It is often “used as a weapon by physicians or the legal or political system against individuals who are different, sound strange, or are nonconforming.”

    Losing Your Rights: Complications of Misdiagnosis by Richard G. Rappaport, MD in J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 34:4:436-438 (December 2006).

    J Ment Health. 2010 Aug;19(4):337-51. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2010.492418.
    Misdiagnosing normality: Psychiatry’s failure to address the problem of false positive diagnoses of mental disorder in a changing professional environment.

    Allen Frances said that “psychiatric diagnosis still relies exclusively on fallible subjective judgments rather than objective biological tests”
    The New Crisis in Confidence in Psychiatric Diagnosis”. Annals of Internal Medicine.

    Here’s a recent case of a man misdiagnosed by psychiatrist after psychiatrist for 20 YEARS.

    Misdiagnosed Man Sues After 20 Years in a Psych Hospital
    Why did John Maxwell Montin spend 20 years in psychiatric hospital?
    Posted Jul 21, 2014
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201407/misdiagnosed-man-sues-after-20-years-in-psych-hospital

    At best it’s all a big scam. Shrinks misdiagnose someone has having a severe schizo-whatever disorder by exaggerating symptoms then lie and say they have helped the patient return to health after giving bogus ‘treatment’.

  • Good point. The decisive action psychiatrists take is to give everyone anti-psychotic drugs. And if a patient won’t take the poison the psychiatrist takes the patient to court and tells many lies to make the person look like a dangerous raving lunatic who obviously needs neuroleptics. Of course this backfires and the patients treated like this are traumatized and can have their lives ruined. But as long as they are full of mind numbing drugs that act as a chemical restraint the psychiatrists chalk it up as a victory. One more person helped.

  • Interesting how Dr. Steingard mentions that she worked in a community mental health center but fails to mention that she worked at a psychiatric hospital that was found to have violated patient’s civil rights. The most egregious cognitive dissonance is when people practice involuntary “treatment”. Has Dr. Steingard blacked out those memories of involuntarily ‘treating’ patients? Or is that part of her life an influence on her current thinking?