Thank's Hoskh for your post and your recommendations. (The only thing I wouldn't recommend is to play Pokemon Go, which in fact is just a means of surveillance. According to Wikipedia, there were lot's of accidents, too. If someone likes to experience the great outdoors, then do it the classical way by wandering, walking or hiking.)
elemtilas wrote:By in large, good advice. But don't do #2 without talking about this with your counsellor & doctor!
Agree that you (Chagen) should first talk to your parents and then consult a non-psychiatric doctor to taper out of your medicaments.
(Forgive me Hoskh if you are a physician!), but I really do hate it when people who know fuck all about medications go around telling other people to get off this or go on that.
This kind of reaction just leads to nowhere. It wouldn't make it better if Hoskh were a physician, as then, it would be remote-counceling, which surely is not the best method of treating people.
Chagen made this thread to talk about his/her problems and to get advice or recommendations aside from professionals and doctors. In this case, we should be free to point him/her to what we think might be the problems. There is lots of evidence on the internet that medication like that can cause more harm than it ever will help, and it does not help him in any way if this information is kept away from him.
ADHD or unwanted alertness?
Ritalin for ADHD — Ineffective and harmful
The psychiatrization of society
Generally speaking, being medication-free is a Good Thing and a state to strive for, but some people need medications for whatever issue it is they've got going on in their lives. I get the impression that Chagen is not being forced to take meds; and in fact it was himself who sought out help for his issues some while ago.
Seeking out for help does not imply that you get the help you need, not even if you consult a doctor. It is very likely that, if you go to a normal docter, that you get a certain label (e.g. ADHD) and get prescribed the ''appropriate'' drugs called ''medication''. This is -- like it or not -- ''modern'' medicine: you go to a doctor and you EXPECT that you get medication -- and there it is. Sometimes, it would be more healthy to just get suggar pills, but they somehow need to reach the goals inscribed here
Rather than just getting off the drugs, if he isn't already, he needs to become an informed and proactive patient
This is impossible if criticism on modern medicine and on possible side-effects of prescribed drugs is kept away from him.
Psychotropic drugs usually cause the diseases they should heal
Psychotropic drugs can lead to violence and suicide
Cell phone radiation can also cause problems:
Sickness from mobile phone radiation
ADHD and digital wireless transmissions are developing ...
US Health ministry in criminal hands
He needs to know and understand his own body and what goes on with & without meds; ...
Who knows and understands everything about his own body and what goes on with and without meds? Not even the doctors!
... he needs to understand his diagnosis and what that entails; ...
Have you ever considered that a diagnosis could be wrong?
... he needs to understand and cooperate with his treatment plan ...
If the diagnosis is wrong, cooperation with his treatment plan does not make sense. If meds don't help or if there is only little relief, one should consider that something is wrong with the diagnosis or with the meds. But some people tend to obey to the authorities, here the doctor, and that can cause tremendous harm to himself or the ones he is responsible for.
and discuss alternatives with his providers;
Wait, in Chagen's age, and with his medical background knowledge, someone is able to discuss alternatives with his providers?
he needs to make his own informed decisions about his own care.
My neurochemistry has fucked my impulse control, now I'm diagnosed OOD = oppositional opinion disorder, one of the most deadly diseases in totalitarian states, but can be cured in the free world.