1. Anas Hatab
    August 28, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

    I like the idea of having two separate sections which discuss the benefits and risks of anti-psychotic drugs.However I think it could be even better if you actually entwined the benefits and risks together throughout the article as many of the ideas that you present as benefits can actually be risks in the long term. For example you mention that there have been great advances in the medical establishment in terms of the effectiveness of the drugs whereby “the majority of patients are cured”.Nonetheless, you also list that these drugs have antisocial and reclusive effects on the subject which can cause new mental illness in the subject. Perhaps then you could approach these ideas not as completely detached entities but rather continuations of each other.


  2. stewart SyedMShuaib
    September 7, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

    Thank you for the idea. I feel that this could perhaps be implemented in future revisions of the paper. I would fear, however, that this would interrupt the flow and metre of the piece, as well as rather nullify the title; but still, thanks!


  3. Gatot
    November 24, 2014 @ 5:51 am

    I find this post interesting. Here in the west the odds of reovcery from schizophrenia are deemed dependent upon compliance with taking medication. Many people with this illness claim their continued well being is due to their willingness to use antipsychotics. The streets seem to be filled with those who are non-compliant. As someone who has had a psychotic break herself I can honestly say that without the medication I would have committed suicide. Not just the “possibility” that it would have happened, this would have been a definite. I often wonder how these studies have come to their conclusions.


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