Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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taoistsoul replied to your link: Accused Tucson shooter mentally fit, pleads guilty

Speaking as one who’s life has been radically changed/improved by “medication”, perhaps you should try imagining that it just may be the most humane thing ‘we’ could have done for him. Trust me, I’ll bet he sees it that way!

I suppose my problem is not the medication itself, but that they’re forcibly making him take it so he can be legally competent to be sentenced to prison for life. I do think he should have the right to refuse it. It might make him better — or not.

I’m glad it worked for you. Others, it may not work for them. I’ve met people like that before, all anecdotal of course. But scientific results are mixed in regards to psychotropic medication. Ultimately, it should be their choice to continue/discontinue, versus being forced to continue in order to be legally adjudicated competent.  

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  2. alligatorweather said: I’m in the middle on this, because we’re talking about an extreme situation. I think in cases where somebody’s already done that much mortal harm, we might have the right to medicate in the interest of protecting the patient and those around him.
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