The first widely used such drug was Thorazine
, released in 1954.
Fuller and Sajatovic (2001) reported the following dangers of lithium combined with other psychotropic medications: tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs, and Haldol (haloperidol) use with lithium increases the risk of neurotoxicity; concomitant Thorazine
(chlorpromazine) use may increase serum concentrations of both medications; and concomitant use of MAOIs increase the risk of fatal malignant hyperpyrexia.
Jimmy had been designated as Jerry's caregiver, and Jerry was on the drugs Haldol and Thorazine
, also a tranquilizer.
Evans discontinued all of the patient's medications except for Dulcolax for constipation, Tylenol for fever or pain, and Thorazine
Not everyone is in "flight-response," not everyone sounds as if they're speaking to themselves in a 50-gallon drum after having just re-read Baudrillard, Lacan and Barrett Watten while on thorazine
(if they read, that is).
Incredibly, they injected him with the powerful sedative Thorazine
even though he was--as they admitted--"flaccid and unresponsive," with fixed and dilated pupils.
The authors stated that the "boarding school authorities maintain that Thorazine
is used only when the student is a danger to himself, usually because of drunkenness" (Ibid.
The team showed the value of this approach by validating in several lab trials a connection between the drug Thorazine
, used to treat psychotic disorders, and a reduction in the progression of cardiac hypertrophy, or enlargement of the heart, which the program had predicted.
Each time, I was "taken down," shot up with Thorazine
and put in restraints in a seclusion room.
Siebert was then, presumably as a consequence of these views, hospitalized and forced to take Thorazine
against his will.
Many would go so far as to say that Thorazine
, Mellaril, Haldol, and the rest simply mask the symptoms of mental illness, creating "artificial sanity" rather than providing a cure.
When people were on Thorazine
, they couldn't do anything, but the new wave of drugs allows people to do a lot.
Most of the newer atypical anti-psychotics (Risperdal, Zyprexa and Seroquel) are clearly safer and more cost-effective than the older antipsychotics (Mellaril, Thorazine
, Stelazine and Haldol).
Except none of them has such a remarkable resistance to Thorazine
, and none can see ultra-violet light or explain with lucidity, speed and unerring accuracy the mathematical orbits of a constellation known to only a few select astronomers.
What Claridge does make abundantly clear is the financial cost of mental health treatment in an era when thorazine
was just making its debut.