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29th Aug '16 2:46:11 PM DocProfessor
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* WebVideo/GameGrumps: Danny's story about beating his depression during a trip to France, finalizing it by throwing his medication in a lake as a sign he no longer needed it. Later, he clarifies that not everyone should do this and that he got extremely lucky with being able to get away with it without repercussion.
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23rd Aug '16 11:49:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* The [[AnimalCollective Panda Bear]] song "Take Pills" is about getting off of antidepressants.
* The {{Switchfoot}} song "Mess of Me" states "There ain't no drug to make me well".
* {{The Wall}} directly mentions this in the form of Pink's {{BSOD Song}} The Wall Part 3. "I don't need no walls around me./I don't need no drugs to calm me!/I have seen the writing on the wall./Don't think I need anything at all!" By this point Pink has finally realized that he must come to face with the problems of his life that lead him to build the eponymous wall having been removed from the hedonistic lifestyle he built up as a rock artist to escape it, making this instance especially poignant. Somewhat {{justified}} in that even those drugs that aren't flat-out illegal are given to him by a quack who cares more about getting him back on stage than about his well-being, although in RealLife rehab overseen by a competent professional would probably have been a smarter option than self-administered cold turkey.

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* The [[AnimalCollective [[Music/AnimalCollective Panda Bear]] song "Take Pills" is about getting off of antidepressants.
* The {{Switchfoot}} Music/{{Switchfoot}} song "Mess of Me" states "There ain't no drug to make me well".
* {{The Wall}} Music/TheWall directly mentions this in the form of Pink's {{BSOD Song}} The Wall Part 3. "I don't need no walls around me./I don't need no drugs to calm me!/I have seen the writing on the wall./Don't think I need anything at all!" By this point Pink has finally realized that he must come to face with the problems of his life that lead him to build the eponymous wall having been removed from the hedonistic lifestyle he built up as a rock artist to escape it, making this instance especially poignant. Somewhat {{justified}} in that even those drugs that aren't flat-out illegal are given to him by a quack who cares more about getting him back on stage than about his well-being, although in RealLife rehab overseen by a competent professional would probably have been a smarter option than self-administered cold turkey.
18th Aug '16 10:05:23 PM TheCuza
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* Depicted in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' with Lily Bowen. Like most Nightkin, Lily has schizophrenia (she hallucinates that "Leo" is telling her to "do bad things") and sometimes goes into psychotic fits where she becomes violent and uncontrollable (such as when she's reduced to 1/4 health). However, she keeps some semblance of sanity due to her medication, but she only takes half the recommended dosage. You can advise her to keep doing that, take the full dose (which causes her to stop having psychotic fits, but makes her forget her grandchildren), or stop taking the medicine altogether (which causes her to have fits at 1/2 health, but buffs her stats permanently). If you tell her to stop taking the meds her ending shows that [[spoiler:her sanity kept slipping until she became [[SplitPersonalityTakeover permanently stuck in the psychotic mode]]]].

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* Depicted in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' with Lily Bowen. Like most Nightkin, Lily has schizophrenia (she hallucinates that "Leo" "[[SplitPersonality Leo]]" is telling her to "do do bad things") things) and sometimes goes into psychotic fits where she becomes violent and uncontrollable (such as when she's reduced to 1/4 health). However, HP she will lapse into a psychotic UnstoppableRage and be until every enemy in the area is dead, preventing you from bringing up the companion wheel and giving her orders or healing her (and as she is below 1/4 HP this may be a problem). She keeps some semblance of sanity due to her medication, but she only takes half the recommended dosage. dosage because taking the full dosage makes her memories hazy and she starts to forget her grandchildren. You can advise convince her to keep doing that, take start taking the full dose (which causes stops her to stop having psychotic fits, breaks but makes lowers some of her forget her grandchildren), or stop stats), keep taking the medicine altogether half-doses, or go off her meds entirely (which causes triggers her to have fits psychotic breaks at 1/2 health, HP but buffs some of her stats permanently). If you tell stats). [[spoiler:If she has gone off her to stop taking meds, the meds her ending shows narration reveals that [[spoiler:her sanity kept slipping until her mind eventually deteriorates completely and she became [[SplitPersonalityTakeover permanently stuck in the psychotic mode]]]].becomes little more than a howling, bloodthirsty animal.]]
21st Jul '16 6:38:29 PM rcobleigh
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When a character takes medication for a mental illness, they might feel that something that [[BroughtDownToNormal made them unique is taken away]]. Alternatively, the side effects make them miserable, or they might [[ConsultingMisterPuppet miss their friends]]. It is also common both in reality and fiction for individuals with a mental illness to get on their meds, become functional, then decide they are "cured" because the symptoms are gone, and come to the conclusion that they don't really need the medication any more. Other frequent causes for people deciding to stop taking their medicin includes getting [[EpiphanyTherapy some kind of epiphany]], or believing to have found the AllNaturalSnakeOil. So the character (or sometimes a parent/guardian) decides to drop the BlessedWithSuck meds, and live life insane but alive, often accompanied by a shot of the character throwing the bottle of pills in the trash.

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When a character takes medication for a mental illness, they might feel that something that [[BroughtDownToNormal made them unique is taken away]]. Alternatively, the side effects make them miserable, or they might [[ConsultingMisterPuppet miss their friends]]. It is also common both in reality and fiction for individuals with a mental illness to get on their meds, become functional, then decide they are "cured" because the symptoms are gone, and come to the conclusion that they don't really need the medication any more. Other frequent causes for people deciding to stop taking their medicin medicine includes getting [[EpiphanyTherapy some kind of epiphany]], or believing to have found the AllNaturalSnakeOil. So the character (or sometimes a parent/guardian) decides to drop the BlessedWithSuck meds, and live life insane but alive, often accompanied by a shot of the character throwing the bottle of pills in the trash.
21st Jul '16 6:38:08 PM rcobleigh
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When a character takes medication for a mental illness, they might feel that something that [[BroughtDownToNormal made them unique is taken away]]. Alternatively, the side effects make them miserable, or they might [[ConsultingMisterPuppet miss their friends]]. It is also common both in reality and fiction for individuals with a mental illness to get on their meds, become functional, then decide they are "cured" because the symptoms are gone, and come to the conclusion really need the medication any more. Other frequent causes for people deciding to stop taking their medicin includes getting [[EpiphanyTherapy some kind of epiphany]], or believing to have found the AllNaturalSnakeOil. So the character (or sometimes a parent/guardian) decides to drop the BlessedWithSuck meds, and live life insane but alive, often accompanied by a shot of the character throwing the bottle of pills in the trash.

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When a character takes medication for a mental illness, they might feel that something that [[BroughtDownToNormal made them unique is taken away]]. Alternatively, the side effects make them miserable, or they might [[ConsultingMisterPuppet miss their friends]]. It is also common both in reality and fiction for individuals with a mental illness to get on their meds, become functional, then decide they are "cured" because the symptoms are gone, and come to the conclusion that they don't really need the medication any more. Other frequent causes for people deciding to stop taking their medicin includes getting [[EpiphanyTherapy some kind of epiphany]], or believing to have found the AllNaturalSnakeOil. So the character (or sometimes a parent/guardian) decides to drop the BlessedWithSuck meds, and live life insane but alive, often accompanied by a shot of the character throwing the bottle of pills in the trash.
7th Jul '16 3:25:24 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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When a character takes medication for a mental illness, they might feel that something that [[BroughtDownToNormal made them unique is taken away]]. Alternatively, the side effects make them miserable, or they might [[ConsultingMisterPuppet miss their friends]]. It is also common both in reality and fiction for individuals with a mental illness to get on their meds, become functional, then decide they are "cured" because the symptoms are gone, or have [[EpiphanyTherapy some kind of epiphany]], or have found the AllNaturalSnakeOil, and decide they don't really need the medication anymore. So the character (or sometimes a parent/guardian) decides to drop the BlessedWithSuck meds, and live life insane but alive, often accompanied by a shot of the character throwing the bottle of pills in the trash.

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When a character takes medication for a mental illness, they might feel that something that [[BroughtDownToNormal made them unique is taken away]]. Alternatively, the side effects make them miserable, or they might [[ConsultingMisterPuppet miss their friends]]. It is also common both in reality and fiction for individuals with a mental illness to get on their meds, become functional, then decide they are "cured" because the symptoms are gone, or have and come to the conclusion really need the medication any more. Other frequent causes for people deciding to stop taking their medicin includes getting [[EpiphanyTherapy some kind of epiphany]], or believing to have found the AllNaturalSnakeOil, and decide they don't really need the medication anymore.AllNaturalSnakeOil. So the character (or sometimes a parent/guardian) decides to drop the BlessedWithSuck meds, and live life insane but alive, often accompanied by a shot of the character throwing the bottle of pills in the trash.
20th Jun '16 11:08:25 AM PixelKnight
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[EruditeStoner Gamzee Makara]] is a nice guy who considers everybody his friends and would rather eat toxic slime pies with imps than fight them. [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown Then]] [[KillEmAll he]] [[AxCrazy runs out of slime...]]]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[EruditeStoner Gamzee Makara]] is a nice guy who considers everybody his friends and would rather eat toxic soporific slime pies with imps {{Mooks}} than fight them. [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown Then]] [[KillEmAll he]] [[AxCrazy runs out of slime...]]]]
20th Jun '16 9:37:16 AM Gamermaster
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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome nasty withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects.

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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome nasty various withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects.
20th Jun '16 8:38:41 AM Gamermaster
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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking " a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome nasty withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects.

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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking " a "a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome nasty withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects.
20th Jun '16 8:38:21 AM Gamermaster
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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking Benzodiazepine was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome nasty withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes.

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* Justified in ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust''. The only reason Rei was taking Benzodiazepine " a giant cocktail of sedatives, dissociatives, mood suppressors, and hormonal contraceptives" was because it made it easier for Gendo to control her, and Asuka pretty much begs her to stop taking it when she finds out (Asuka had previously been put on it by her step-mother for similar reasons). Rei ends up going through several months of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome nasty withdrawal symptoms]], but slowly starts experiencing emotions as she detoxes. She also had the good sense to research the proper speed to ween herself off and obtained a counter agent to reduce the nastier side effects.
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