Saturday, October 1, 2011

Why Drugging Ayn Is Wrong

By Derek Hoare

Self Injury

1- Some individuals engage in self-injurious behaviors to obtain attention from other people. (Treatment: People in the environment should ignore the person when he/she engages in self-injury; thus, the person will learn that the behavior will not lead to attention.)
2- Some individuals exhibit self-injury to escape or avoid a task. (Treatment: The person should be asked to complete the task rather than escape the task.)"


"The individual may engage in self-injury just prior to the social interaction; and thus, he/she may avoid the social interaction before it begins. Alternatively, the individual may engage in self-injury to escape (or terminate) a social encounter that has already begun. For example, a caretaker may ask a client to do something (e.g., to leave the play area); and if the person does not want to comply, he or she may then engage in self-injury. As a consequence, the caretaker's initial request is dropped or forgotten, and the caretaker's attention is then directed at stopping the behavior.

What to look for. In an 'avoidance' situation, the person may begin to self-injure soon after someone enters the room or approaches the person. In an 'escape' situation, the person may begin to self-injure during a social encounter. The caretaker's requests (or demands) are often abandoned soon after the person engages in self-injury.

Interventions. In this situation, it is important that the caretaker 'follows-through' with his/her requests or demands placed on the individual. If the person should engage in self-injury, the caretaker can continue to make the requests during the behavior; or the caretaker may direct his/her attention to stop the behavior but then present the request again until the individual complies."

In the school, they did allow Ayn to escape the task as long as she got violent or self injurious. This is why her behaviour was "escalating", not because of some psychiatric condition, Ayn was good in the home; psychiatric conditions do not come and go with school attendance. Please take her off these "medications", here is the list of potential side effects:

Drowsiness -- in up to 67 percent of people
An increased appetite -- up to 49 percent
Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold -- up to 34 percent
Fatigue -- in up to 30 percent
Insomnia -- up to 26 percent (see Risperdal and Insomnia)
Agitation -- up to 26 percent
Increased salivation -- up to 22 percent
Anxiety -- up to 20 percent
Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 18 percent
Heartburn or indigestion -- up to 16 percent
Nausea -- up to 16 percent
Dizziness -- up to 16 percent.

Some of the other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 13 percent of people) included:

Constipation or diarrhea
Dry mouth (see Risperdal and Dry Mouth)
Indigestion or heartburn
An irritated or runny nose
A sore throat
Vision changes
Problems with bladder control
Muscle pain, chest pain, joint pain, or back pain
Weight gain (see Risperdal and Weight Gain)
Sinus infections
Dry skin
Confusion or decreased concentration
Sexual problems (see Risperdal Sexual Side Effects)
Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
Leg cramps
Canker sores
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Increased or decreased sweating
Hair loss (see Risperdal and Hair Loss)
High triglycerides
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Changes in the sense of taste
High cholesterol
Low levels of a certain type of white blood cell (neutropenia)
A tremor of the head.

Drowsiness -- in up to 53 percent of people
Dry mouth -- up to 44 percent of people (see Seroquel and Dry Mouth)
High triglycerides -- up to 23 percent
Weight gain -- up to 23 percent (see Seroquel and Weight Gain)
Headaches -- up to 21 percent
Agitation -- up to 20 percent
Dizziness -- up to 18 percent
High cholesterol -- up to 17 percent
Fatigue -- up to 11 percent
Weakness -- up to 10 percent
Constipation -- up to 10 percent.

Some other common side effects (occurring in 2 to 10 percent of people taking the drug) included:

Indigestion or heartburn
Increased appetite
Nasal congestion
Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
Back pain
Shakiness (tremor)
Joint pain
Sore throat
Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
Irritated or runny nose
Vision problems.

A high fever
Stiff muscles
Irregular pulse or blood pressure
An increased heart rate (tachycardia)
Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
Increased or decreased sex drive (see Seroquel Sexual Side Effects)
Teeth grinding
Neck pain
Yeast infection
Increased salivation
Canker sores
Migraine headaches
Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction or ED
Dry eyes
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Low thyroid (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
Unexplained rash
Unexplained swelling
Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen several children finally get off drugs such as risperidal, seroquel, and adhd medication they should have never been on for Autism, and they all improved significantly after the withdrawl effects wore off. One child started speaking in sentences where before was only a word or two. The parents had no idea, but spoke out publicly against medicating Autistic kids and kids on the spectrum (Adhd and such). It doesn't help them, only temporarily helps others deal with them, but in the long run they will have more tantrums due to the heavy toxcitity on their already burdened livers...