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Response to Big Blue Marble (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:16 PM

6. It's not a question of "wishing". Sometimes there are no good options.

I know two schizophrenics who semi-frequently go off their meds because they hate the side effects (feeling foggy all the time, gaining weight, etc.) But when they are off their meds they are a danger to themselves and potentially others. One of them is a big fan of impromptu home renovations when he's off his meds and once demolished a wall with a sledgehammer while his infant daughter was in a crib nearby.

If the choice is between a chemical restraint and an otherwise "normal" life and being fully institutionalised, I think most people in their rational minds would go for the chemical restraint.

I wouldn't support it's general use, but I wouldn't have an issue, necessarily, with using something like this to ensure that court-ordered medical treatment is complied with where the only alternatives are incarceration or forced medical treatment using a more invasive method.

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