So what does it feel like, to be Thomas Rawnsley, or any one, of the hundreds of thousands on state enforced polypharmacy?
This is their ‘community living’, their independence, their future, their life, until death.
Their ‘care’, costing the public purse on average £4,000 per week.
Without, the huge pharma bill.
As described by Thomas’ mother Pauline, in her, now removed, Facebook page, written, before Thomas died at 20, after just 2 years, in his MCA state enforced hell .
‘Imagine YOU are trapped in a unit or a home which is locked, you have no choice over when or what you eat, when or if you go out, what you wear, when you go to bed, when you watch TV, what you do minute to minute is dictated by people you have not chosen to ‘look after you’.
Your family are only allowed to visit occasionally.
Staff are present when you have family time.
You spend hours upon hours unmotivated and not stimulated. You are ignored and neglected.
The moment you try and get attention you are considered to be ‘acting out’’.
Consider the sheer willpower Thomas needed to ‘act out’.
Thomas, is receiving ever higher doses of anti psychotics, and, has been, for at least 6 years.
They block his dopamine, making it a Herculean feat just to raise mental, let alone, physical opposition.
His body feels like lead, it takes a huge effort just to walk, or eat, yet, his spirit is strong, and still resists. And his reward ?
A trip to Lifeways/Cambian specialist hospital, their own private ATU, for even more drugging ‘treatment’.
The dopamine block, has removed any remote feelings of comfort, reward, and motivation, he tries to cling to, in his terrifying isolation.
He feels disengaged from events around him, demotivated, restless, anxious, and irritated, but, can hardly move.
He is trapped, in beyond mental anguish inside his own body.
This is how hundreds of thousands feel, today, and every day for the rest of their, some might say, thankfully, short lives.
Now, add on the effect of high dosage anti depressants .
That cause desensitivity to seronin, removing, any possible feelings of happiness, wellbeing, or, hope.
Chronic, impotent, black depression, and aggression, worsening over time.
And the sedative effect of these drugs decease overtime, justifying, ever higher doses, increasing side effects, both physical and mental.
Producing perfect pharma cash cows.
Yet, this study in 2009, shows that the effect of antipsychotics on the learning disabled is little over the placebo.
The constant increased doses of serotonin, cause many physical side effects, as the function of serotonin, is largely unknown.
One is Osteopenia, as serotonin lowers mineral density in bones, and causes osteoporosis .
6% develop movement disorder- painful cramps and ticks, continual involuntary movements of mouth and tongue, often leading to Parkinsons; 10% anti cholinergic effects; 5% sedation; and 5% will develop weight from antipsychotics.
Together with chest infections, bouts of pneumonia and weakening of the heart.
And, these conditions, worsen over time, exacerbated by ever higher drug doses.
The result- a drooling, mouth clicking, tongue and head rolling, pain racked body, spotlessly groomed, strapped into a wheelchair.
But, the most needed drug, will not be administered, by their itinerant, prescribed, tick boxed ‘care’- pain relief.
The system does not factor in, pain.
How could pain be picked up on, or, distinguished from behavioural/mental angst ?
And it is not looked for
As, physical problems- impactions, cystitis, appendicitis, tooth/ head/ear ache, cancer, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, will not even be picked up, let alone treated.
How could they be ?
Our NHS facilities, can’t cope with normal patients, let alone, non compliant, DOLs/safeguarded ones.
And, they are far too costly, though £4,000 + a week, is spent and mainly profit, on their pharma containment.
Even NHS scans to detect faecal impactions are no longer available at 18.
Is it any wonder, 3 have already died today, and will tomorrow.
Of ‘natural causes’, signed off mainly, by private profit ‘specialist doctors’.