I am back with another post having relapsed a few weeks ago. I have no official diagnosis, but it is definitely a mood disorder that is triggered by stress, anxiety and depression. It is either bipolar depression (unlikely) or schizoaffective disorder (possible) or schizophrenia (possible).
I relapsed because I was unhappy in my job. I started to do many things wrong, knowingly. I lied to my manager who was a nice person, and I basically abused their trust.
I got stressed and then had a return of symptoms - paranoia, anxiety and auditory hallucinations. I was initially happy in the job, but I quickly realised that I wouldn't be happy in any position the company could offer me anyway - not that I deserved it.
I am posting today because I want to know whether or not psychiatric doctors willingly disclose information about the medication clients take. I am technically not well at the moment, but I am well enough to notice that they are selecting different medications, most likely from the same brand. I want to know exactly what is in my Risperidone, how much in terms of antipsychotic properties these drugs contain, compared with other substances. I want to know how this varies from tablet to tablet and I want to know detailed information about how these drugs have been refined to the extent where side effects are minimal.
If I wrote my question like an essay it would read: 'To what extent are psychiatric doctors and nurses willing to disclose information about the very medications they use to treat positive symptoms of psychosis'.
If you would be willing to share your opinion, I would be grateful. If you want any other information from me, I'm happy to let you know.