I finished up grading last week's blogs for my Comp I students yesterday, and found this. Basically, the headshrinks want to force-medicate us all by adding lithium to our drinking water. They say that it'll reduce violence, dependence on illegal drugs, and suicide. Unlike Aldous Huxley's creation Soma, lithium is used to treat extreme mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Also unlike Soma, lithium has side effects which can indicate toxicity, or overdose.
Umm...no. Not just no, but hell no. Should this start, I would be switching myself, my husband, and my kids over to bottled water and looking for a home in the country with a well. I have been medicated in the past--including Prozac--and I'm still not over some of the bad side effects (namely, panic attacks, irritability, hostility, and aggression), especially of the drug named. I will not permit some "expert" to medicate my family, with or without a diagnosis.
O brave new world that has such people in't!
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