I was searching Google for effects of propaganda on the human psych, and stumbled upon this site. After reading a few stories, I felt I had to share my own.
When I was in high school I was depressed. To the point where I was a walking text book definition. Failing grades, poor hygiene, isolation. All the signs were obvious.
I had to go to rehab for drinking too much cough syrup.
When I went to the doctor he diagnosed me with ADHD. I have never been a hyper person. always rather slow and calm.
Than he tells me that he is going to just experiment with multiple drugs to see what works, and than diagnose me with whatever that drug treats.
First drug was Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)
Its a new “abuse-free” amphetamine. Due to a coating of protein, the chemical can only dissolve in your stomach acid. Injecting, Smoking, or Snorting would not activate it.
However the prescribed dose taken once a day was enough to make me a full effect of amphetamines, and I began losing alot of sleep. After having multiple panic attacks on this medication, I demanded the doctor take me off of it.
He than gave me Focalin (Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride)
Another new “abuse-free” drug. During my younger years I experimented with MDMA, and I would compare the feeling of Focalin with that of Extacy.
When I got into college my doctor pulled me off of it saying that college kids are more likely to sell it, and that he must change my prescription.
Next drug was Strattera (atomoxetine). I threw up every time I took it. It gave me intense piriods of happiness followed by extreme bursts of anger for no reason at all.
I stopped going to the doctor, I stopped taking medications. I no longer trust the medical system, the pharm companies, or even the government. I’d rather suffer the depression untreated than go through what I went through in high school.
On a side note, The experience made me drop out of school, and get my GED. That year, my school experienced a higher drop out rate than ever before.