Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
Your comments on psychotropics are certainly appropo.
Once a person is depressed, it never truly leaves their system from my life experience.
In the military, my Dad was started on antabuse and lithium back in the 1950's.
Even today, when our soldiers come home with PTSD, they get the triangle of death as I call it with Effexor, Depakote and Lorazepam.
For Depression, Bi-polar and Anxiety respectively.
As a patient, chemist, life-long alcoholic since I was 12-YOA, life-long al-anon family,
and having current best friends who are in denial over being alcoholics who drive drunk,
this one has hit way too close to home for me.
It's in the same sad category as when I keep losing former students to that damned Heroin epidemic.
I must wake up each morning, being retired is now worse due to no structure, with a planned day of positive and quality structure of events.
Meds must be taken every day at the same time for best results.
As you know, one day away from meds and patients heads are ready to blow apart.
No truer words were ever written as "one day at a time, one hour at a time, one event at a time".
Bless you for being a care-taker .
Chemists Have Solutions .