Common Sense is the Cure by Valerie Brown Cheers

“As strange as this may seem what I am about to write about it just may help our criminal system.”

“What if the criminal penal prisons were able to provide music as a therapy to inmates?”

“What if the criminal penal prisons were able to provide recording studios for prisoners?”

“What if the criminal penal prisons were able to provide the arts in the prisons?”

“What if successful entrepreneur’s were to make visits to the prisons to encourage entrepreneurship to prisoners?”

“We have got to devise ways to cut recidivism in our prisons in this country.”

“It seems prisons are becoming a profitable business and looks as if they are inviting prisoners to come back.”

“What if there were therapy before punishment and the therapy was music to ween off of anti-depressant?”

“Do you know what antidepressants cause one to do if they miss their dosages?”

“I will give you a perfect example of what I am talking and speaking about.”

“One of our neighbors grandson, a very respectful to elders, never been in trouble with the law not even tickets could not get his anti-depressant medicine prescription filled and he robbed a bank.”

“I guess you say, yeah okay!”

According to WebMd, “SSRI drugs include those like Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft. Patients taking these drugs must carefully follow their doctor’s instructions about when and how long to take their medication. Failure to do so can lead to unpleasant problems, according to a study in the April issue of theBritish Journal of Psychiatry — although some of the SSRI drugs seem to cause worse problems than others.”

According to Healthy Place America’s Mental Health Channel, “If there’s one thing to remember about psychiatric (psych) medsit’s that you need to take them and you need to take them on time. This is because medication puts chemicals into your bloodstream and in order to keep a consistent level of these chemicals in your bloodstream, you must take the drug as prescribed. This is particularly critical in bipolar disorder as it’s easy to become unstable with an uneven level of psych med in your blood.”

If You Miss a Psych Med Dose

If you do think you’ve missed a psych med dose:

  1. Make sure you did, in fact, miss the dose (Sometimes it’s hard to remember if you took a pill. A pill-box really helps with this.) iMPORTANT MESSAGE: Pill boxes are not good at all and medications should be taken from the bottle and taken as prescribed per prescription as directed always.
  2. Generally the rule is to take the missed dose as soon as possible – unless it’s close to the next dose in which case never double-up *
  3. Call a doctor if you’re experiencing any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms about which you are concerned

Overall, missing one dose of medication is unlikely to hurt you, per se. It may, however, cause you some discomfort so try to put procedures into place so that you avoid the problem rather than having to deal with it afterwards.

(This all assumes that you’ve only missed one dose. If you miss multiple doses you may experience a returning of psychiatric symptoms and you may need to contact your doctor about how best to handle that.)

* This should not be considered medical advice and you should always check with a professional if you have any doubt as to what to do about a missed medication dose.

According to NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness, “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) occurs when a person experiences the following symptoms at the same time:

  • Obsessions (unwanted, recurrent, and disturbing thoughts)
  • Compulsions (repetitive, ritualized behaviors that the person feels driven to perform in order to lessen the anxiety produced by the obsessions)

Can crimes be committed due to not taking mental health medications?

According to Harvard Medical School for Mental Health, “Public opinion surveys suggest that many people think mental illness and violence go hand in hand. A 2006 national survey found, for example, that 60% of Americans thought that people with schizophrenia were likely to act violently toward someone else, while 32% thought that people with major depression were likely to do so.

In fact, research suggests that this public perception does not reflect reality. Most individuals with psychiatric disorders are not violent. Although a subset of people with psychiatric disorders commit assaults and violent crimes, findings have been inconsistent about how much mental illness contributes to this behavior and how much substance abuse and other factors do.”

Now according to the American Psychological Association, “Mental illness does not link to crime, research finds.”

WASHINGTON — In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Researchers analyzed 429 crimes committed by 143 offenders with three major types of mental illness and found that 3 percent of their crimes were directly related to symptoms of major depression, 4 percent to symptoms of schizophrenia disorders and 10 percent to symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Now…what society is not telling us or the FDA or Pharmaceutical Industry, one of the richest businesses in the world, are not saying is the truth.  After using myself Amtriptyline, after fusion surgery in 2004, knows what they will do when stopping abruptly or when you may not have money to get your prescription filled. This is one reason why I stopped taking any medications and they don’t have to be antidepressants which WILL cause your personality, mood, and cause great agitation when not taken can do to your life and you can flip the script and become somebody other than yourself!

According to a CBN Health & Science article:

Medication Madness

Medication Madness

For decades, psychiatrist Peter Breggin has studied the link between antidepressants and violent crimes.

“The antidepressants cause violence and they cause suicide, and they do it in all age groups. We have studies in all age groups. There’s just no doubt about it,” Dr. Breggin said.

Anti-depressants work on the brain, thereby altering the way their users think.

“These drugs are causing agitation, anxiety, insomnia, hostility, aggression, mania,” Dr.Breggin said. “In addition to driving the person with this amphetamine-like effect, the antidepressants do a bit of a lobotomy. You lose your empathy. You lose your caring.”

In his book, “Medication Madness,” Dr. Breggin cites examples of violence that he says can be blamed on anti-depressant use.

Conclusion: “All I am saying is that society does not tell us the truth about what these deadly prescription drugs/medications can really do to our loved ones. They dope seniors up in nursing homes so they won’t have to be bothered and a main reason I dropped out of Nursing School and when doing my nursing home clinical, it broke my heart to see what is being done to many of our loved ones in nursing homes!”

“Not taking your medications can cause big problems and this is why I wrote this article. Please people take your medications from the bottle and take as directed per prescription on that medicine bottle, i.e. right time, right dosage, before bed, after bed, with water, without water, at night, in morning, at bedtime, etc. If  you don’t take as directed, guess what? Not only will the medication not work, it will cause other problems and most likely cause other conditions to occur over a period of time with our bodies and I know from experience what they will do to our bodies!”

“I am not a doctor nor a scientist, etc. but I do have common sense, something not a lot of anymore a lot in our world, and please take control of your own life and know what you are putting into your body. My advice to everyone taking any medications is to keep this book and use this book as your medication Bible. You must know about the medications and not believe what the doctor says all of the time.  They are only giving you according to what you tell them! We know our bodies better than any doctor and God warns us by making us sick when something is not right. Please pay attention to your body when it alerts you with bad headaches, any kind of pain you don’t ordinarily have.”

“Again….I am not writing this professing to be any scientist, doctor, etc. but am merely telling you from experience what prescribed medications can and will do to us! ~  God bless and I hope you will share this article.”

“Our prison systems will continue to become overflowed, therefore recidivism will remain on the high percentage rate!”

“We the people must come up with ways to encourage our judicial systems, prison systems, federal systems, etc. to decrease recidivism and if that is lowered, then so will the crime rate, but first we must address the culprit and that is treating with therapy before punishment and show some consideration for human beings mental well-beings.”

“If we come up with ways to help rather than hurt our prisoners even worse, then we are on the road to an effective method to our madness in this country which is way too high recidivism due to not treating therapy before punishment and also programs which can create more entreprenaurs rather than giving false hope for jobs when ex prisioners think all hope is lost and think nobody will hire them.”

“This is the book which you should own when taking any kind of prescribed medications and know that there is something wrong when medications change shapes and colors frequently:”

Nursing2016 Drug Handbook - Lippincott

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/healthscience/2014/may/medication-madness-the-dark-side-of-anti-depressants/

http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2014/04/mental-illness-crime.aspx

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/mental-illness-and-violence

https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Treatment/Mental-Health-Medications/Fluoxetine-(Prozac)

– See more at: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Treatment/Mental-Health-Medications/Fluoxetine-(Prozac)#sthash.HloRbagz.dpuf

http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/breakingbipolar/2012/08/missing-dose-psych-meds/

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20000504/dont-mess-with-your-antidepressant

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