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Raina Walks

Raina Walks

Well-known member
May 11, 2011
makes me feel sick really....when i am in the psychiatrists office i feel like i'm playing self defense when it comes to prescription time....one day she said....well you have coverage so you can take the more expensive drug...i declined.....i told her i'll stick to cheaper poison....she does not like me very much.... :)


The older & cheaper poisons are sometimes 'better'.
How much have drugs improved over the last 50 years?

Barely at all. In my opinion.

Modern anti-psychotics are no more effective than Chlorpromazine (developed some 50 or so years ago).

Mood stabilisers haven't improved. The oldest drug, Lithium, is still the most effective mood stabilizer out there. It was first used medically over 100 years ago, and has been used in psychiatry for over 50 years!

Anti-depressants - well now it's becoming increasingly understood that they don't actually work !!

People (especially on the American sites / forums) are so obsessed with drugs. Drugs, drugs, drugs! It's totally bizarre.