RE: CobraBoy's 4th annual Cinco De Mayo Party

Joe Barrera (
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 14:16:46 -0700

> From: David Crook []
> I always thought that his medication level needed to be adjusted. That
> made the voices in my head go away.

Med adjustment can be a long and expensive process. Unipolars have it
relatively easy, bipolars less so, and schizophrenia is even worse. Beyond
adjusting med levels, you often have to switch to different meds or combine
meds to get an effect. And overmedicating for schizophrenia can lead to
Tardive Dyskinesia, a Parkonson's - like syndome, really nasty and largely
irreversible. (e.g. see <>

So yes, meds exist, and meds can be adjusted, but sometimes the treatment
(there is no cure) is a lot worse than the disease.

- Joe

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