Mental health disorders, out of control.

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Caitlin - posted on 08/15/2010

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This is so sad. I'm anti-behaviour medication 98% of the time. I have seen some cases where it is required, I used to work with special needs kids, and we had a lot with ADHD and on medication, and all most of these kids needed was some positive attention, less video games/tv and more exercise/less sugar.

Julie - posted on 08/14/2010

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I think parents insisting there must be a medication to "fix" the kid instead of actually parently contribute a great deal to the problem.

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Stifler's - posted on 08/15/2010

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Oh dear. I think a lot of these "disorders" etc are an excuse for lack of discipline/guidance.

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Hmm I agree with everybody else these new 'disorders' are a joke - psychosis risk syndrome - REALLY, anybody could be diagnosed with this!

I think another major problem (other than the ones already stated) is that too many people have limited knowledge about these 'disorders' and are able to use this lack of knowledge to get 'disorders' diagnosed -

Patient: 'doctor, he does this, this and this, does he have .....disorder?'
Doctor: 'yes he could have lets try these meds'

Everybody wins except the patient who had nothing wrong really in the first place - except a mother with a limited amount of knowledge about some 'disorder' poor kid!

Lyndsay - posted on 08/15/2010

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The funniest one for me is "psychosis risk syndrome". This could be anybody. Situations arise in life that piss us off and possibly drive us over the edge. For example, I like to think that I'm relatively stable, but if somebody, say, raped my kid.. I would throw that right out the window and go psychosis on their ass for sure.

Jessica - posted on 08/14/2010

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That's ridiculous. The DSM is supposed to help classify actual disorders, not any little thing that may be wrong. Not everything needs some "official diagnosis" with a treatment plan that will probably include some kind of medication. I agree its just going to make it easier for them to make more money.

I worked in a psychiatric hospital for a while; mainly with schizophrenic patients but occasionally on the floor with children. I am not going to lie- there were TODDLERS there- as young as 2 and 3 years old! I know that some young children may have mental illnesses that might require being in a hospital... but not as many as there are there, on a regular basis. And I would look at these kids charts for symptoms and what kinds of issues they were there for, and they would say things like "impulse control." Umm what 3 year old has good impulse control??? A mother was there visiting her child once (I think he was like 4 or 5) and was talking to another staff member about problems her child has had. I happened to overhear some of it and one of the problems she went on to describe was how she'd be in Walmart with her son, and tell him he couldn't have a certain toy and he would throw a tantrum. Wow. I really do think that some parents don't want to take responsibility and parent their children at all, they just want an easy way out...

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My mother has Depression. Thats what she is diagnosed with. I think it may be bi-polar but she won't listen or go back to a Dr to get re- evaluated. I love her to bits. But she drives me absolutley INSANE. She can say what she wants to me abotu whatever in whatever tone she wants but then minute i try to bring it up with her about the way she spoke to me or a problem i want to discuss with her she goes off the deep end. Not all the time but 80% of it.
Once she has calmed down i still can't bring anything up with her i have to talk to my dad about it to which he replies " Its the depression"
Just an example. We are looking at moving. We are going over to where we want to move to so my husband can look for jobs. I asked my mother to look after our animals. She turned to me and said " No i'm not going to because i am not going to help you move away"
Explanation for that type of behaviour from a grown woman. Depression.
I personally think she has found something she can fall back on when she has pissed someone off and it stops us from saying anything back.
I'm at the point where i just want to tell her to GROW UP. She has been diagnosed with it for 10 years now and we arent even sure how long before that she has had it for they seem to think it was PND but never got diagnosed.She is medicated for it And it sure as hell helps her cause OMG when she isn'ton her meds she is a nightmare of a person.
So even though i live with it and should understand a lot more about it i am with Sharon on this they need to pull their heads out and smell the fresh air.

Sorry bout the small rant.

Jessica - posted on 08/14/2010

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Again Sharon you have managed to take the words right from my thoughts :)

Sharon - posted on 08/14/2010

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I think the doctors and medical community enjoy blowing things out of proportion for the sake of the almighty dollar.

do these conditions exist - hell yeah - of course they do. Do they all need to be treated with drugs? Hell no! sometimes people really do just need to pull their heads out of their asses and move on.

I dunno - I don't have all the answers - sometimes I wonder what the fuck is wrong with this world?

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