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  •  Meds are causing more problems than they fix (3+ / 0-)

    Right now to be mental health medicated as a poor person is to be incapacitated. At best.

    Those with compromised immune systems and proclivity to negative medication reactions only get the option of stopping medication not finding the correct dose/chemical to correct the problem.

    "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:43:09 AM PST

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    •  This depends (4+ / 0-)

      On the diagnosis and the medication.   I will agree we are sometimes to fast with the drugs.  

      On the other hand, I will tell you without drugs, our oldest son simply cannot function.. at all.  

      I think it's difficult to make a direct correlation that assumes all are good or bad.   That's what makes mental illness tricky, each case must be evaluated individually

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      by Chris Reeves on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:08:52 PM PST

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      •  The problem is.. (3+ / 0-)

        when you're poor is FINDING the right med. Every doctor seems to have their 'pet med' and Goddess help you if it doesn't work for your child, because they are loathe to prescribe anything else. And then there's the fact that many states are privatizing medicaid, and limiting what meds are even covered. Part of the reason we tried Draco without meds (which luckily worked because he also didn't have the stress of public school) was the fact that medicaid refused to pay for the only ones that worked any more, despite multiple requests from the doctor for a waiver.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:16:09 PM PST

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      •  The problem is with application (3+ / 0-)

        If you can get a peek at the formulary your state allows for mental health medications you will see that most, if not all, are sedatives of one form or another. And all early generation patent expired generics.

        "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

        by Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:34:38 PM PST

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