I know it is hard to understand why this is still a huge problem.
First the statistics....Mayo Clinic research considered reliable by most ' in the trade'....1 in 4 patients on a therapeutic dose of DAs will experiebce catastrophic OCDs usually involving hypersexuality or gambling.
1 in 3 of men under 50.
Then the side effects...always accompanied by a great ' buzz' from the secrecy and deceit. The behaviour is rarely self-reported as it provides such thrills.
it usually comes to light when bankruptcy or divorce looms....too late to mend the damage.
Never recognised as the side effect they may have been warned about.....often accompanied by devious moves to get more of the tablets.
This is a full-blown addiction.
My husband had to spend a month in hospital being weaned off the DAs which had ruined our lives.
2 years help from a wonderful neuropsychologist kept us alive.
Recently we were contacted by a young neuropsychologist who was presenting a paper on the family destruction caused by these drugs and found most of his audience had never heard of the problem.
The drug companies give false info on the leaflets....Very uncommon side effect ' 'fewer than 1 in 1000.....' last time I looked. Not all neuros warn, most GPS have never come across it.
If a drug caused blindness in so many patients it would be withdrawn.
Drug companies' profits fund doctor's' holidays, political parties, shareholders' luxuries. ...and support organisations.
We don't stand a chance.