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I have personal experience of seeking help with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). I also have personal experience of considering taking my own life by suicide. These instances have been as a result of feeling physically and mentally distraught, and with a fear that there may be no realistic potential for improvement in my […]
This post covers difficulties primarily on antidepressants that medicines can cause to people in schools or universities who end up unable to study or do course-work, as well as the difficulties people can have trying to get off medicines, a process that can be pretty disabling. The materials linked to this post are being put […]
MAiD is Medical Assistance in Dying. That little ‘in’ is doing a lot of work. The recent MAiD in Canada: Treatment Resistant Depression post attracted the following comment from Gus – firstname.lastname@example.org – that was just too good to leave as a comment. Let’s DisGus Are you people for real? Is this MD for real, […]
Paroxetine, aka Seroxat in the UK and Paxil in the US, SSRIs, adverse reactions, rage attacks – words to which I wish I had been introduced without so much hurt attached. Late in 2001, aged 21, one of our sons, Shane – one of a family of five placed in long-term foster care with us […]
Last March when the world was locking down for the first time in response to Covid, Joan-Ramon Laporte primarily, with me tagging along, wrote a short piece on polypharmacy as a possible hazard for older people, especially those in residential or care homes. Everybody was looking for the drug that might provide a miracle cure […]