Alone in the Choir: Getting Help

Sunday, May 22, 2005

What can they do?

The latest anti-psychotic medications do a lot to improve the thinking and mood of the patient. In the past, anti-psychotics only treated the positive symptoms. These are hearing voices, delusions and paranoia. They do nothing for the negative symtoms of depersonalization, and the feeling of extreme... Sign in to see full entry.

Denial and Resistance

will be stronger or weaker in your family member. If it is weak, take every opportunity to help them find the best medication for them. Each person is different. What medication works for some doesn't work for others. All medications that work have side effects. The major one is sleepiness. Sleep is... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

How do you know what's wrong?

If you are married and your spouse becomes mentally ill, you will probably know that there is something wrong right away. They may quit speaking to you, may start yelling at you, talking nonsense, or engaging in odd behavior. If a stay at home wife becomes ill, her husband may come home to find that... Sign in to see full entry.

Welcome to a New World

Medical care for everyone is expensive and often less than ideal. Patients get sent home from surgery after one day. In Washington State, the legislature told the hospitals and insurance companies than mothers and newborns could stay overnight and that mastechtomny patients should stay overnight.... Sign in to see full entry.

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