Psychotic Medications

I remember a psychiatric inmate, patient doesn’t begin to describe her situation, confined at Western State Hospital near Staunton Virginia who telephoned me about the effects of the psychiatric drugs she was being fed. She called them psychotic medications.

Now I’ve found a tweet that describes them in the same fashion. The tweet is found in the Jacksonville Times-Union, in a section called Florida morning blog, under the heading, Powerful Republican state Senator appears headed for showdown with Rick Scott. It is my contention that Senator Greg Evers, on this point, was more correct than the psychiatrist.

TWEET OF THE DAY – Sen. Evers to psychiatrist: “Do you prescribe psychotic medication.” Response: “No sir. I prescribe antipsychotic medication.” – @bsfarrington http://bit.ly/gSlsw6

Shrinks would try to give the impression that they have some kind of wonder cure here when they don’t have any such cure. There is no wonder cure in “medication maintenance”, as it is called, or giving lifetime prescriptions to these absolutely debilitating drugs.

The recent publication of study results from the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine showing that long term treatment by neuroleptic drugs is the culprit in brain shrinkage rather than any “mental disorder” is a case in point.

If you you think these drugs are really “anti-psychotic”, I suggest you look again, and this time explore such subjects as Tardive Dysphrenia and Tardive Dementia.

For psychosis, there are other and more effective methods of treatment. Due to the damage that always accompanies long term neuroleptic, often catalogued under the misnomer “antipsychotic”, drug usage, I would suggest giving some of those other methods a good hearing.

The medication query was probably only a slip of tongue on Senator Evers part. Senator Evers is one of the sponsors of a bill that would allow the carrying of concealed weapons on Florida college campuses. Passage of such legislation is not a good idea at all. Although there is a possibility that such actions could have lessened the kind of carnage we saw at V-Tech in ’07, it would certainly mean more gunplay on campus. I don’t think most Florida residents want to see a gunfight on the University grounds anytime soon.

Kooks Say The Darnedest Things!

Mental Illness Tweets

I sound totally insane! Is happiness also a form of mental illness? I AM TOTALLY INSANE THEN! RAH RAH RAH!!!!!

I am stuck on benefits, because this society will not employ me. NHS refuses to treat my mental illness, so I never move on.

Jealousy is mental illness, die slow.

Really needing “progressive” people to stop equating offensive ideas of the right wing with mental illness. Really needing that NOW.

Great need to lock them up somewhere Lack of compassion & inability to understand repercussions of actions is a mental illness

Schizophrenia Tweets

Schizophrenia – You see…self…(I) just don’t understand {{{why}}}…WHY!!! on God’s green earth…they treat my

Do you even KNOW what schizophrenia is?

Goalkeeper Andy Goram was diagnosed with schizophrenia, opposing fans chanted “there’s only two Andy Gorams”.

In the mrt w a man talking to himself. Probably suffering from schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia: I’m not crazy, and neither am I.

Smoking may delay full onset of schizophrenia.

Boring, I called my room as a wasteland, the art of doing nothing, a little bit of schizophrenia with hypothyroid as the partner…getting used to it…

Now it’s lovely outside! God! Even the weather in Glasgow suffers from schizophrenia.

That’s not an identity crisis, that’s schizophrenia plain and simple

Bipolar Disorder Tweets

My cousin has severe bipolar disorder. It makes me so sad to see her sometimes, but I love her so much.

Research fraud: Dr. Reuben now claims he had “bipolar disorder” which caused him to fake clinical trials

How does one follow oneself exactly? Do you have bipolar disorder, Dr. Bechtel and Mr. Hyde?

If the English weather was human the doctor would have diagnosed it with schizophrenia and bipolar!

someone call the doctor. got a case of love bipolar 🙂 😛

I’m really starting to think all women are bipolar smfh– hahah we are

Major Depression Tweets

Feeling sad and helpless? It’s possible you have major depression, also known as clinical depression

The Obama administration saved us from a major depression caused by a failure of trickle down economics

i had major depression for a couple of months

Major back to work depression has ensued. There has got to be a better way.

exactly. I used to feel like that. I always did. Now none. All I feel is blah. Is that me feeling normal or depression?

Ughh! I’m soo unhappy today 😦 …I hope it’s pms and not depression or something…

Afterword

By way of conclusion I had wanted to use Intolerant Bigotry Tweets as another mental illness tweet category subheading, but I found I had a problem doing so with that category because so many people are in complete denial as to the true nature of this very real, severe, and potentially devestating mental disorder. Due to the stigma attached to this disorder, you won’t find a whole lot of people running around admitting that they are intolerant hateful bigotted–no no–I’m not going to resort to profanity here–disorder sufferers.

Twitteritis or Twitter Therapy

I’ve never been one who favored the confessional mode in literature, still there are some outstanding things that can be said about that mode. It’s just not pure. When I hear what’s going on with Joe Blow my automatic gut reaction is often, “Hey, too much information, bub. Zip it!” Television acting can’t be a very competitive field, or it wouldn’t be such a complete and utter wasteland, and it’s a bleak and desolate wasteland. Anybody could do as well, and anybody often does just that. Let me just add that kids aren’t the only ones who say the darndest things.

There are twitter sites on ending ‘the stigma of mental illness’, and there are twitter sites on ‘how to know whether you’re dealing with a ‘kook’’. These tweets are from twits who think they have one of those things they may or may not think are stigmatized. These tweets are not from twits who wonder whether their shudders are the creeps, or the onset of a serious infatuation. When it comes to investigations, I’m afraid that the investigators never got around to fully investigating themselves.

Before anybody starts getting off on the following twitter snippets though, please note the 3 laws of Power Responsibility and Freedom that psychologist David Smail claims, if completely understood, would save people a whole lot of anxiety.

“Absolutely everybody wants to be liked (law 1).

Everyone feels different inside (less confident, less able, etc.) from how they infer other people to feel (law 2).

Few honest and courageous people who have achieved anything of real value in life do not feel a fraud much of the time (law 3)”.

Wikipedia David Smail (psychologist)

Now explanations aside, the backless medicine cabinet thrown open on a view into the dwelling opposite, on with the show.

‘Mental Illness’ Tweets

More Than A Third Of Homeowners In Foreclosure Suffer From Major Depression (source: Medical News Today)

If he knew I was mentally ill, would he still find me attractive?

starting to get paranoid with so many people following me…lol…do you know who I am?

this is insane…i am supposed to be the crazy one…i should be driving people crazy…not the other way around…grrr

went back to office…and had another telephone argument with mom…she has always been more insane than anyone else and still no diagnosis!

I had ECT yesterday.

lol, sometimes I think she’s crazier than me, but then I have a panic attack and it sets me straight.

i suffer from bipolar disorder and my girlfriend has borderline personality disorder with anxiety and depression. we’re nuts!

some people slash wrists…you drink cheap coffee.