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  •  that doctor (2+ / 0-)
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    was full of it. You can't diagnose mental problems like that, unless it's someone who's really obviously ill (and even then, I'd expect them to need at least ten minutes).

    I hope he got fired at some point for that kind of stuff.

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 07:40:43 PM PST

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    •  If you're familiar with Haldol... (3+ / 0-)
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      through a friend who has taken or just its history, you might also realize how I just missed a bullet.

      Probably didn't get fired.  If you go for free medical treatment, well, beggars can't be choosers in this country.

      •  I hope you sent (3+ / 0-)
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        a letter of complaint to the management of that facility; you might want to consider filing a compliant with the licensing board as well.

        What that doctor did was grossly out of bounds and likely against whatever ethics code there is for his profession--possibly even serious enough to lose his license.  It is highly likely that you're not the only  patient he has tried to bulldoze.  He is likely doing this repeatedly to other patients.  

        Aside from intentionally mistreating patients, he could be getting kickbacks from the Rx manufacturer - I can't imagine why a doctor would be so hell bent to force a patient to take a certain drug.  Further, it's a drug that's referred to as a 'chemical strait jacket,' like you said, it's some serious sh__.  A doctor just shouldn't go around passing that drug out like candy.

        The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

        by dfarrah on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:08:36 AM PST

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      •  The worse thing is (2+ / 0-)
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        Many elderly folk who may get depressed and disoriented because nursing home life is the pits get pumped full of Haldol or heavy duty anti-psychotics to make them easier to "manage."  When a lot of time what they need are decent treatment, a good night's sleep and chacking for drug interactions and electrolyte imbalances.

        Also for those with elderly relatives watch out for SSRIs in the elderly-can lead to low sodium levels (hyponatremia)and all kinds of physical problems including death.

        Democrats give you the Bill of Rights; Republicans sell you a bill of goods!

        by barbwires on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 11:59:21 AM PST

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