I learned this talented man, also a great musician and vocalist, was a manic-depressive who injected himself with large doses of Thorazine
to achieve a euthymic state in the days before lithium.
Solitary confinement is a form of torture that leaves an inmate mentally unstable, medically sedated, and doing "the Thorazine
I occasionally was the person who tackled escapee psychotic patients on the hospital grounds and restrained them until the nurse arrived with intramuscular injections of Thorazine
, a chemical restraint.
MY MEMOIR, The Heart Too Long Suppressed: A Chronicle of Mental Illness, relays the circumstances under which I tossed overboard from the deck of a ship the following medications: the tranquilizers Haldol and Thorazine
and the antidepressants Imipramine Daytime and Tofranil-PM.
At the Beacon, this time, they played Steve Miller Band's The Joker in reggae style with a snatch of a Bob Marley song interspersed in between; then they took one of their own standards, Thorazine
Shuffle, and segued it with another, Funny Little Tragedy, but not before adding a touch of The Police's Message in a Bottle
Not a single counselor closer than Charleston, and the man has a habit of just writing out prescriptions or sending people up to Sharp's Hospital where they'll develop a Thorazine
I'd encourage the more borderline audience members to ready their Thorazine
Bradley Harris (author); THORAZINE
BEACH; Anvil Press (Fiction: Literary) 16.
It was a forest with a certain magic, resembling what the woodlands of Pandora in Avatar might become after a few centuries of toxic mutation--a sort of Thorazine
version of enchanted.
In the 1950s, anti-depressants and drugs such as Librium, Thorazine
and lithium began to lay the foundation for the modern era of psychiatric medicine.
Minor tranquilizers are distinguished from drugs such as Thorazine
or reserpine, first called major tranquilizers and now more commonly classfied as antipsychotics or neuroleptics.
Two decades after its release, a reanalysis published in The Archives of General Psychiatry found that on average, the older antipsychotics--such as Thorazine
, mocked in the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest for the fixed, glassy stares it produced in those who took it--worked as well as the new generation, and at a fraction of the cost.