Wow, EVERYONE blaming the drugs not the people doing the actual attacks.
This is what our society has become, a bunch of 'blame everything but the actual person' people
Has everyone forgotten about personal responsibility?
in general i agree with you 100%. yet when it involves these drugs i have to question that based upon my own experiences. the thing is these are
substances, and so if you have had something alter your mind can you be held responsible for actions while under it's influence?
i felt trapped in my head and powerless to stop myself
from doing thing i wouldn't normally do, no matter how much i didn't like what i was
doing. i had no control
of my actions, so how could i be responsible for them? to be held responsible i should actual be in control of
unlike something like alcohol which people drink voluntarily, these medicines are practically forced
onto people without them really being made
aware of the dangerous possibilities. you see the list of side effects
and question them, you are told not to worry, "that is just a legal
it doesn't really happen". besides you are told you need
to take it by a doctor who you are supposed to trust, in order to get
better. and of course there is sometimes an implied threat
that if you don't take them they may decide to lock you up "for your own good".
trust me nothing is more scary than being LOCKED IN with a bunch of "crazy people", and when you ask if you can go soon the reply is, "what makes
you think we are going to let you go?". so if you disagree with taking the meds, will they let you go?
sometimes when an event like this happens they blame it on people stopping taking their medicine. sure enough that can be the cause. it has even made
into into everyday slang
, someone acts out and you say "they must be off their meds". that should concern us deeply but it doesn't. WHY
would someone stop taking something that is HELPING THEM
? think about that for a few minutes. if you are taking something say for pain and it
removes the pain, why the hell would you voluntarily
stop taking it? that should start alarm bells ringing, why doesn't it? now we hear
through media that it is because "they feel better and don't feel they need it anymore". does that sound right? i guess it could be true in some
cases. but again if you are taking something and you feel good while taking it why would you stop? i know i never gave it a second thought, it sounds
reasonable. but after my experiences i would call that BS. to me it sounds much more likely there is something they don't like
about it. there
is a REASON they want to stop taking it. just think about alcohol for a minute. why do people normally (not alcoholics), not want to drink past their
limits? because of it's side effects. that hangover you get when you over indulge can be a big part of it. but why else might you not want to over
drink, especial say in front of your boss? is it because you might LOOSE CONTROL
? you might do something you might regret later, because you
yourself? even you might have "blackouts and not even remember something foolish you have done? that is because
alcohol IS a mind altering drug
, oh it's a pretty mild one all things considered, but if you feel that way about alcohol how difficult is it
to think about the poor people taking something at least hundreds of times more powerful
? and remember with a lot of people taking these drugs
it is not from choice but by being coerced into it by doctors. you didn't go down to you local dealer and ask him for a bunch of SSRI's, can't
think of a single time i have heard about someone "dealing" SSRI's. that is interesting right there.
lets even look at why
doctors prescribe SSRI's. they tell you "you have a chemical imbalance in your brain, that is causing your problems".
did they take a brain sample
then get back a lab report
that says what these levels actually are? no they talk to you a few minutes and
that that is what is wrong. in other words they guess
, an educated guess
to be sure, but it is a guess nonetheless, not a
where they can point to the cause from tests. perhaps we would be further ahead as a community if instead of taking a leap of faith
and handing out these pills like candies they should first
approach your problems from other angles first. for depression and things of that
nature why not try to talk
about your issues with you first and see if that helps, ie see a physiologist? for things like pain issues, why not
try to find and treat the cause
of the pain FIRST
, and see if that helps out your issues? sure some people in the end may need
SSRI's, but i bet that the number of people on them would drop dramatically. more research into what causes depression and dealing with it without
dangerous chemicals is badly needed, perhaps if there was a way to actually see what levels of "brain chemicals" are at so they can be put into
proper balance without this crap shoot
approach to mental health.
i have friends who this medicine seems to have helped, and may even prevent them from doing these things. but for others like myself the drug
takes over and causes
them to do things they would never do if they had control of themselves that these drugs take away. using these drugs can
and i suspect do cause these rampages with some people, and that without it they would not occur. but such is the crappy mental health profession,
where they really don't know enough in the first place yet treat everyone like they do by handing out wonderful "cure all pills", as the easy out
for proper care, rather like a "snake oil" salesman of old.