why is it foolish not to take a drug? i refused an AP, i dont act on my voices. ive had them for 30 years without treatment and never did anything apart from freak out when i was a kid. as an adult they are there and come and go depending on my stablility. i dont think im wrong not to take them and wouldnt tell anyone else they should or shouldnt.It is unfortnate that one medication does not suit all. It is the job of the psychiatrist to find out which one suits you best, and then it is important that you continue to take them. If you don't take them it is possible or probable that y our previous state will rturn. Some patients will ot accept that they have an illness(called lack of insight) and that is one reason for them to refuse the medication. Some people don't liking pills, although to me it seems that if they make you feel better, and manage your life better it is foolish not to take tem.