Friday, 27 June 2014

A Service User Shares Their Experiences

I read in the Schizophrenia Commission about them including pharmacists in the treatment of patients, which I think is long overdue.

We have everybody else in a Ward round- surely the pharmacist should be included!

My own hospitalisation experience dates back to, initially, 1983 and most recent in 2001.
I think I am a recovered schizophrenic!

I can really sympathise with the carer who feels her son was nearly killed by Clozapine,
and also with all the side effects of drugs- the dribbling, tardive dyskinesia, etc.

I get restless feet all the time. I get too much spit in my mouth. I move my jaw, sort of clicking it, an involuntary movement.

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