Originally posted by MorningtonCrescent
Originally posted by sanctum
I had a friend with an almost identical history/diagnosis. My friend would
suffer depression, but always was nice when friends were around.
One night the police almost hit him in the middle of road, while
he was suffering an episode. They rushed him to hos' and the
psych's took over. They dosed his brain with enough Lithium
for ten people. He could not even remember his own name,
so he was 'certified', and his med' dose was ground in a
pesel and morter and mixed into his fluids and food.
I met him in 1988 and he died in 02, aged 37.
A tragic case of medical ignorance.
sounds like your friend was bipolar, not schizophrenic. sort of a moot point, but they are pretty different disorders.
You could be right
In Oz, 'Bipolar' is the polit' correct(general) term for schizophrenia.
Anyhoo, his treatment was BS because the medico's just
considered him a hopeless case and turned him into a
zombie/wreck, thanks to good old Lithium. That was his main med',
but there were others. I knew the guy for 14yrs and i used to
have a quiet word with the nurses, like "why is he 24/7 stoned
out of his brain", and some nurses would tell me outright that
i'ts cheaper to turn them into vegetables, and then wait for
them to die. They did not agree with what was happening, but they couldn't
do anything about it.(how 2 lose your job 101)
This is because the'hopeless' patient is allocated a bed,
which could be given to a patient whose prognosis is better
which equals more MONEY for the medico's coz' they
make more one on one consultations The psy' specialist's, i believe
in my friends case are/were negligent. They just nuked
his brain...out of sight, out of mind. To them.
Just a point, he wasn't in the same bed in the same hos' for
14yrs, he got shoved from 'home' to 'home' to save the
health sys' money.
Through no fault of his own, medico's and their drugs killed him.
Note: I am not a Doctor or Nurse, but i have been directly involved
within the health sector for almost 16yrs
Vale, Peter Reardon.