Because she seemed unable to elaborate she was offered narcotherapy, and after a trial with sodium amytal 60 mgm and methylphenidate 5 mgm she agreed to a course of treatment.
When she has been asked if the sodium amytal interviews helped, she has replied by saying: "They took the top off it."
Sleep induced by sodium amytal, an abridged method for use in mental illness.
Kraines (1967) observed that although intravenous sodium amytal
provided immediate relief from tension and enhanced rapport, it produced a state in which the patient was less resistant and more willing to accept the therapist's suggestions.
The GMC panel also heard how Dr Kerr stated, in a staff appraisal, "that he had given and would continue to give, under the right circumstances, sodium amytal...
Dr Kerr, who works at Williamwood Medical Centre in Clarkston, has admitted prescribing Patient A with sodium amytal with the intention she should be able to end her life if she chose to do so.
Dr Maria Duffy, who conducted the appraisal, confirmed he had spoken of sodium amytal and said he had given the tablets to a patient to end her life - but she had not taken them.
He admits prescribing sodium amytal to Patient A with the intention that she should be able to end her own life should she choose to do so.
The GMC hearing in Manchester was told that Dr Kerr had, in a staff appraisal, admitted that "he had given, and would continue to give under the right circumstances, sodium amytal for the purpose of the patient ending their own life."
Dr Maria Duffy, who carried out the appraisal, said Dr Kerr had spoken about how he had given sodium amytal to a patient to end her life, but she had not taken them.