medication is going to kill me, you think. You begged the
doctor to increase the dose because the voices have really
been bothering you, but after taking the new dose you can
father helps you into the car and drives you to the clinic.
On the way there you have trouble looking out the window
because the back of your neck is tight, pulling your head
back, and your eyes feel like they're glued to the ceiling.
Your father helps you get out of the car, and then you shuffle
slowly to the clinic door. The nurse looks at you with concern,
but you can't form any clear words. You just stare straight
ahead while pointing at your tongue with your shaking finger.
nurse nods and helps you to an examination room. She tells
you not to worry. In a minute she returns with a needle,
and soon you're feeling better.
chapter covers the following topics:
Movement Disorders Are Caused by Drugs or Medications
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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding
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Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks
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