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I forgot the exact quote but it goes something like this "instead of asking what's wrong with you, ask "what happened to you. The state of Oregon has had a trauma informed policy in place for years in which all entities engaged in mental health services are supposed to comply. What I have been able to find is that that it is geared towards auxillary staff, receptionists, support staff, in awareness screening for trauma. What I have been unable to determine is how it effectively alters treatment. It seems that 99% of patients entering the state hospital have experienced trauma as a precursor to becoming symptomatic or during the course of treatment by being in the system. Shouldn't that suggest extensive treatment beyond medication management? How is the hospital addressing this? How much of the medical staff resources go to protocols that are not tied to prescrbing drugs and checking on them and of course paying for them?
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