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Don't believe the anti-psychiatry hype :)

BillFish

BillFish

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Chatted to my cpn this morning, out of a population of 10,000 in my town, there are only two people that get depot injections, me and some old crazy guy in the local retirement home.:p

She said only 46 people in the greater city area receive depot injections, that's out of 700,000 people, and taking into account schizophrenia affects one percent of the population there are potentially 7000 people with schizophrenia in the area.

46 people out of 7000? Hardly portrays a draconian system of enforced treatment?
It would be safe to assume the other 6954 take either oral meds or don't take any at all. Giving the majority by far, the freedom to choose how much and when they take medication, and reduce and cut them down, if they take them at all.Again, hardly a draconian system of enforced treatment?

Even with depot injections, I would suggest the majority are voluntary, I certainly am, even with my mental health history.

Personally I don't believe the 1% figure, seems fat too high, and also it doesn't take into account how many people recover or don't engage with mh services and go undiagnosed.

If you want to book me for more amazing statistics, call Bob Crapshot on 666 999 :p
 
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firemonkee57

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Our depot clinic is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10-4. I go on a Friday to be there for 10.00 start. This week there were 4 in front of me and 3 due after me. Even if you trebled that x 3 it would be 63 a week out of a potential 1650 patients(counting those with schizophrenia only although depot is given to those with other diagnoses).

Like you i am on them voluntarily. I was put on them due to a 40-50% record of taking oral meds(due to forgtefulness)
 
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