Monday, September 03, 2007

Zyprexa Drug Rep



The media is all excited about the possibility of a new drug for schizophrenia from the same people that brought you Zyprexa.
Lilly tested the new drug against its older drug Zyprexa and found it did not relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia as well, but also did not cause many of the side-effects, such as weight gain, cholesterol and hormonal changes.
- -Yahoo News

6 Comments:

At 4:13 PM, Blogger Mark said...

The guy tells of people becoming hungry on the drug. If the patient is in hospital/prison how does he/she get access to food? from his/her jailors = more obedient compliant slave/patient.

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger liberated psych said...

I think the weight is probably controlled in a institutional setting. There is the possibility that the metabolic changes make even normal amounts lead to obesity - probably like growth hormones work on beef and pork - more weight with less food.

 
At 8:03 AM, Blogger Mark said...

I wasn't concerned with the weight gain.
Chlorazil-antipsychotic makes the patient very thirst, very thirsty is an understatement. Zyprexia makes the patient hungry.
If one is confined, the controler controls the water and food. If the patient/prisoner is uncooperative they get limited water and food. Of course they don't get unlimited food, but it is still used as a carrot on a stick.
One case was documented of a guy in (real) jail. He wasn't given water.
The Death Of Timothy Souders

 
At 2:33 AM, Blogger liberated psych said...

I saw that piece on 60 minutes. I am sorry - I didn't understand what you were saying before - that the side effects of the drugs were used as a control. WOW!

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger madfrit said...

Hiya, great site btw. I have been a voluntary? patient in an institution because my treating psychiatrist refused to find me a bed in a private clinic, despite his knowledge that I had full health insurance.
I was prescribed SOLIAN (amisulpride) for PTSD (it has no efficacy in the treatment of PTSD), it is for the treatment of acute psychosis, and yet i was not psychotic. Anyway to cut a long story short, I complied for a time, allowing myself to be admitted to GLENSIDE hospital under voluntary conditions, confident that I was not relating any history that was delusional. I was among people with severe delusions who talked to GOD, and some other people who were there for criminal acts.
I noticed the number of 'obese' patients there. Then I saw the food they were being provided. It was rubbish. Zero nutritional value, full of transfats, crumbed with 'fats' etcetera. On realising that the diet consumed by these patients, who were made hungry by the drugs, was less than exemplary for a 'health industry' facility i spoke with the nurse about it. She agreed that the type of food being served was ridiculously unhealthy. She even said she would support any comment I had to make about the 'efficacy' of 'prescribing' a junf-food diet to patients as part of a responsible and holistic approach to 'health'.
I reported it to the Minister. The Minister passed the complaint on to the head of Psych services, who then spoke to their nutritionist who disputed my claims.
I am a professionally qualified Chef who has been servind food for 20 years. The food was not fit for human consumption. But it was cheap- ready made packet rubbish which filled a hole and made people fat. The patients, made hungry by the drugs were provided access to Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper, with most of those meals consumed between 730 am and 530 pm.

Whatever money they had allocated as part of their rights, would be spent on tobacco and junk-food.

There was no structured activity for them, no gym, no group therapy, nothing. Just 'meal-times'.

to disregard the functional role of food as part of an holistic approach to patients' wellbeing is nothing short of negligence.

They are now and forever will be the 'CIVIL DEAD'.

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger liberated psych said...

madfrit:
I am so sorry you are being maltreated and I agree about the food thing...and that eating is the only thing that breaks the monotony of the day. Damn unfair and I wish I could help people, but no one listens to someone labelled mentally ill. Like you say, Civil Dead.

 

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