Sunday, July 20, 2008

Adults with ADHD or Way for Drug Companies to Make Money?

I just read an article which states that adults suffering from depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction and more may have ADHD. Of course, Professor Phillip Asherson at the Institute of Psychiatry gives us the nebulous, "We don't know if this is the problem - but hey, let's throw some drugs at it and see what that does."

I'm sorry if I sound rather jaded, ladies and gents, but I see this as a simple plan to make the drug companies and psychiatrists more money. All they are doing is prescribing something to cover up the problem - like giving someone with a broken back some Xanax. Sure he feels great, but he still can't walk. Plus, when it wears off, he still has a broken back!

What do you think? Do you think their supposition may be valid, or that this is just another plan to make drug companies richer?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Woman Doesn't Receive Proper Medical Attention in Psychiatric Ward

This story tells of a woman who had a preventable blood clot in a psychiatric ward, but due to lack of care and inattention to her symptoms, she died. Psychiatrists went to medical school with other medical doctors. To my knowledge, they took the same Hippocratic oath as those doctors. This sort of inattention in any medical facility would be inexcusable, yet they are saying the woman died of "natural causes". If it's natural to be stationary in a hospital for 20 hours and then die of a blood clot, then I suppose they are right, otherwise I think it's totally outrageous and is definite medical malpractice.

Any thoughts?

Friday, July 04, 2008

Label Me Sane

I found out about a great group that helps people get off of prescription drugs. Normally, when a drug is prescribed, it either a) only deals with part of the problem - other parts of the problem are prescribed other drugs or b) the drug will illicit side effects that get drugs prescribed to sort the side effects out. This program was set up to stop this vicious cycle and allow people get off of medical drugs once and for all.

I have encountered a few really excellent detox groups - one being Point of Return and the other is Novus Detox. Both of these are excellent medical drug detox facilities. Also, a great program created by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard is the Narconon Program.

If anyone you know needs help getting off of prescription meds, check out the above programs. They are all well worth your time and research.