posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 10:51 AM
Originally posted by 200457
I've personally known several schizo's and they hate the medication. They would much rather have some trees and beers, they sell their meds.
And that's unfortunate -- considering marijuana tends to trigger schizophrenia in those who are susceptible:
That said, medication is not the be-all and end-all: It is but one tool in a complete and comprehensive treatment strategy. I do have major issues
with the assumption that medication is all that's needed (to treat any mental illness). Luckily, that is changing. More and more, cognitive
behavioral therapies are proving their worth; but the medication helps the patient work with CBT long enough for it to make a difference.
It used to be that someone with a condition like schizophrenia or bipolar faced a lifetime of medication. That is no longer the case. With early
intervention and a comprehensive treatment strategy, people can and do and are recovering, enough they no longer need the medication.