Originally posted by Advantage
To the above posters.. these medications are dangerous.. specifically when mental illness isnt properly diagnosed and psychiatric meds are handed out by general practitioners, pediatricians, etc.. and prescribed by a little booklet given to them by the pharmaceutical co. There is a HUGE problem with actually diagnosing mental illness by physicians who ARE NOT qualified to do so.
This CAN be accurate as well. But, for a poster to say, "these drugs are terrible!" is nonsense and incomplete. It's a blanket statement. If someone is prescribed anti psychotics, there is usually a good reason. People tend to forget that hundreds of massive facilities in the early to mid 1900's permanently housed these patients who were deemed "incurable". It's not like these new age drugs have developed murderers (this was the link brought up by the OP).
With that said, I do agree that mental illness drugs can be too easily prescribed, especially with continuing patients.
edit on 16-1-2013 by capone1 because: (no reason given)