What is normal?

a collection of musings on normal...(and a piece of art too) …

Psych drugs can strip folks of caring about hygiene & home environment

In the world of social services they refer to them as your ADLs. Activities of daily living. ADLs encompass more than care of self and home but I'm referring to those two things here as they are the most visible dysfunction quite often. If you've been part of the mental health system you'll know that mental health professionals quite often check in with you to see how well you're functioning but asking about your ADLs. And people who've been highly psychiatrized quite often know the acronym. ADL. What they don't tell you and seem to not realize is that gross impairment in these things are quite often caused by the psychiatric pharmaceuticals that the folks in care are being prescribed. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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