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Monday, 03 January 2011


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Hi Zealot,

Do you mean the article at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1438886/posts for "Death in CMC psych unit probed (too much sedation?)"?

I couldn't get the link to work for the August 2008 article.

In an attempt to cut-back on medical expenditures overall, I wonder if Alzheimer's and Mental Disorders aren't going to be game pieces to deflect everyone from pursuing expensive physical treatments, while also working as a "helpful" punishment treatment to discourage Baby-Boomers from seeking extensive medical care, as they will be largely DSM'ed, pilled and billed, then dumped. And with any more trouble, they'll get a taste of the restraints or the chair, then institutionalized if they don't quickly learn to avoid seeking expensive medical care, that will otherwise be in very short supply.

Most everyone will try to deny intractable epilepsy once the "Shock: The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy" By Kitty Dukakis, Larry Tye (2007) is recommended for encouragement: http://books.google.com/books?id=WygfFfFnVCkC&pg=PT102&dq=ect+treats+epilepsy&hl=en&ei=QyFRTbbiNo-8sQPT_7m_Bg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&sqi=2&ved=0CEkQ6AEwAg#v=snippet&q=epilepsy%20fascinated&f=false (There is a new journal article about the new and improved machinery for just the right jolts to cure epilepsy, but I misplaced it).

Maybe my brittle-brains and "just mainly" migraines will protect me from such wonder, but I'll probably get only generics by July if the fear of emergency expenses wears thin with the bureaucracy.

I was back to being "zero users online" at epilepsy-dot-com, and blocked by spam filters for about 12 hours now. Is epilepsy, "resources", the CFR, and SSI is too dangerous to the mark?

Lots of Love,


Devorah Zealot Soodak


Try this link instead: http://www.psychiatry.info/category/psychiatric-treatment/psychiatric-restraints-and-hospitalization/ Google his name when you're done. I knew him well. Notice the hospital is in Scranton, PA. Or try this: Try this link instead: http://www.psychiatry.info/deaths-caused-by-psychiatry/man-dies-in-psychiatric-hospital-after-being-sedated-and-restrained/

I see that you got caught in the same pork products worm hole as I did. What is really strange is how the potty trap keeps changing it's mind about what is spam and what is not.

Do you remember the new names I gave to two of our favorite people who administer this site [epilepsy-dot-com]? The potty trap won't let me post them. Lets see if I can talk about the Ring Master of Barnes and Bailey Circus or epilepsy, how helpless am I [RingMaster or epi-helpless].

The article I was talking about wasn't bingo. It was the one where my friend died in CMC in Scranton, PA, after having been sedated and restrained. That bugs the hell out of me for a lot of reasons, not the least of them being that he'd gotten his life together to the point where he owned property.

The push to psych is pill pushing, notably the new and extremely expensive Atypical Antipsychotics. Seroquel is the most profitable drug ever and Astro-Zeneca don't care whom they kill with it. I think they must be giving out stock in the company. I was really wondering for awhile why the State Bins in New Jersey prescribe brand name Seroquel XR. I did a little reading and I stopped wondering.

So this isn't about saving money. It's about where the money will go. The answer to that is simple. It goes to the highest bidder.

I don't see how adding inpatient psych beds and outpatient treatment facilities is going to save money. It's another contractor windfall. Psychiatry is a lucrative new frontier where nonsense reigns and patient abuse runs rampant. Patients either don't have the resources to advocate for themselves or if they do, they end up like me. In deep doo doo.

My asthma is going off the charts. I had an emergency medical appointment this morning and got a new rescue inhaler, a chest X-ray, and orders to go next week and have my thyroid levels tested. Jefferson have a Family Medicine practice that is part of their teaching hospital so it is staffed by attendings and residents. The resident was good and I liked the attending who came to finish up the visit. I didn't realize how much I needed the inhaler until I used it. I hate the albuterol, but I felt godawful without it.

I complained about the construction dust and the impending painting to the manager. He's quite a guy. He started giving me some nonsense I just hurled it back at him. Finally he said to me, "I'm an alpha male and you're an alpha female and we're not going to agree on anything." I replied, "You're right about that except that this is one thing we agree on." I laughed and I said, "It's a good thing you have a sense of humor." He said, "I have to I'm in the Hotel business. I'm afraid that's agreement point number two.

He said he'd ask the guy to clean up better after he finished. We'll see. They start the latex paint before the weekend. I'm praying that I don't end up in the ER. I am going to insist that the hall window be opened while he's painting or maybe I'll just open it myself. I told him I don't want to end up in the ER. I don't think he wants me to either and not because he likes me.

Speaking of censorship, I ran a couple of searches about patient abuse, notably psychiatric patient abuse. Do you remember my blog posts on that subject? Google Scholar is still up top with the usual unwanted results about alcohol and substance abuse, but the search results are about abuse of patients, not the other way 'round. I wonder if my posts had anything to do with that or it was something "in the air?" I will probably never know.

People are still pushing ECT. Guess who do research on that? NYSPI! Where Columbia Presbyterian meets the New York State Office of Mental Health in the Herbert (pervert) Pardes building. Nice piece of river front real estate, that. It is not as damaging as it used to be, but it is still frying. The fryage is just more targeted making it look more and more like the psycho surgery with which I equate it. The results aren't as dismal and I've actually seen some people do well in the short term. SHORT TERM!

As to the epilepsy benefits paradox, I'm not quite sure what to tell you. A label of mental defective taints all things. Mentally ill, mental defectives and epileptics. That's the wording of the old New York State Law:
§ 91.01 Laws repealed.
Chapter four hundred twenty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred nine,
entitled "An act relating to the mentally ill, mental defectives and
epileptics, constituting chapter twenty-seven of the consolidated laws",
and all acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto are hereby

Baruch Hashem. Hoshia na.

Lots of Love,

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