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Response to Th1onein (Reply #72)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:45 AM

74. Thing is, the patients who take these pills have said, here on this board, that they feel like they

are having the Finger of Culpability pointed at them, and they don't like it.

No one is saying "Blame the doctors." That IS what should be happening, but it's not. The doctors should monitor dosages carefully, check with school, teachers, get some vigorous feedback, spend time interviewing the patients to see if the drug is working and not harming, etc. And actively look for signs that the patient is not dealing well on the drug/s in question.

Every post I have read on this topic talks about "Background checking the crazies who take pills" or "Locking 'em up so they can't go buy guns" or something similarly insensitive. None say "It is the responsibility of the doctor to ensure that the patient is on the right pill/s and the right dosages to avoid any interactions or overdoses that could lead to psychosis or some sort of disconnect." There's too much labeling of people who suffer an illness, and not enough scrutiny of the doctors. Even after the fact!

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