Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mental Illness

Many mentally ill people if they take their medications can live normal lives.  They sometimes become a police problem when they fail to take their meds and then act out in ways that are scary or even really dangerous.  There is a huge shortage of mental health doctors in this country and that contributes to the problem.

We need another way to insure that people who need medications for mental illness can receive them on a regular basis and be monitored to insure they are taking them as indicated.  One method is for science to develop new technologies to deliver mental health prescriptions.

Some people take an injection that contains a time release birth control medicine and it lasts them for months.  If mentally ill people only needed four shots a year that might help them to maintain their medication schedule.  Other people have various types of implants that deliver medications around the clock.  Perhaps the medications used for mental illness can be developed in forms that don't require a daily dose; that's what the SGT Says.

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