High dosages of Thorazine
are given to "calm down" the women.
Siebert was then, presumably as a consequence of these views, hospitalized and forced to take Thorazine
against his will.
Many would go so far as to say that Thorazine
, Mellaril, Haldol, and the rest simply mask the symptoms of mental illness, creating "artificial sanity" rather than providing a cure.
When people were on Thorazine
, they couldn't do anything, but the new wave of drugs allows people to do a lot.
and its hunger for new treatments that justified psychiatry as a bona fide medical discipline, with medicines that cured ailments--had completely recast Thorazine
in the eyes of physicians and the public.
Most of the newer atypical anti-psychotics (Risperdal, Zyprexa and Seroquel) are clearly safer and more cost-effective than the older antipsychotics (Mellaril, Thorazine
, Stelazine and Haldol).
Except none of them has such a remarkable resistance to Thorazine
, and none can see ultra-violet light or explain with lucidity, speed and unerring accuracy the mathematical orbits of a constellation known to only a few select astronomers.
There are no hysterics to be grappled with in the dayroom, and, at least on this floor, no one doing the Thorazine
brilliant manic-depressive who required Thorazine
and lithium certainly
I began my work in large, locked mental hospitals just after the introduction of Thorazine
, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
What Claridge does make abundantly clear is the financial cost of mental health treatment in an era when thorazine
was just making its debut.
Glenmullen suggests that the SSRIs resemble the antipsychotic medications used for schizophrenia, such as Thorazine