StashMonster: Oh god when will people learn that the vast majority of psych patients are not dangerous at all? Things like this mainly just dehumanise patients even further and make them even less trusting of the doctors. At the moment in the UK Community Treatment Orders are already being misused to force people to take medications that they don't want, regardless of their potential dangerousness. That might not seem like such a bad thing, if you have never actually had to take the stuff. The law was originally intended to deal with "dangerous" people, but of course that's not how it is actually being used at all ...
semiotix: New invention allows doctors to track the medication of mental patients as it flows through your body and doctors can watch you do your dirty, dirty things you whore. Kill them all. Kill them allYeah, yeah, we all so crazy on Fark.But seriously--you think that's messed up? They've got this invention now that can track whether mental patients are taking their meds.I'm sorry, but that is crossing a line. Whatever happened to treating patients with some dignity? It's like, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest came out, and we had about five minutes where we saw mental health patients as human beings. And now we're back to this.And the worst part is, that's not even the extent of it. I heard somewhere they've got ways to actually track medications so they know if people are taking their meds or not.
Dallymo: "Would" track meds? They're doing it now. Tracking my meds. RIGHT NOW. Oh, they'll deny it. I see how they look at me when I tell them to STOP TRACKING MY MEDS with their tiny, tiny transmitters.Naw...I don't even have a doctor, and all I ever take is vitamin D and benadryl./that's what makes it so INSIDIOUS! You bastards!
Peki: On meds for mental illness, so this is relevant. And my reaction is aw hell naw. Some of those drugs can have gnarly side effects, and you have to stop using them right away. I'd really rather not get the police storming my house just because I stopped taking a med because I'm about ready to kill myself.I'd be willing to make an exception for the violent offenders though (and no, I'm not violent. PTSD just makes me cry and run and hide. I'm not likely to kill anyone.)
The 4chan Psychiatrist: I'm personally a fan of monthly Haldol Decanoate shots, where if the patient fails to show up for their shot, the police go find them, and bring them into the agency that provides the shot. There's also long-acting Risperdal, Prolixin, and Invega shots available as well if the patient doesn't tolerate Haldol well.The problem is that getting the patient onto such a schedule means that they have to pretty much have done something violent already, because otherwise it's unlikely you'll win the case in court, regardless of how disorganized and psychotic the patient may appear. The orders expire after one year as well, which really ignores the whole concept of "chronically and severely mentally ill."
BronyMedic: Dallymo: "Would" track meds? They're doing it now. Tracking my meds. RIGHT NOW. Oh, they'll deny it. I see how they look at me when I tell them to STOP TRACKING MY MEDS with their tiny, tiny transmitters.Naw...I don't even have a doctor, and all I ever take is vitamin D and benadryl./that's what makes it so INSIDIOUS! You bastards!They're in your teeth, Daily. But YOU can stop 'em. Just use a hammer and a screwdriver!
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