June 5th, 2011

Psychiatric Patients and their medicine.

 I'm writing a story set in present-day United States (Ohio to be exact) and my character suffers from bi-polar disorder and severe psychosis. 

Question: Is it possible for a patient to not take their medicine? Like are they able to hide the medicine in the corner of their mouths and fake out a staff member? 

From my knowledge, and it may be wrong, but don't drug deals go on in psychiatric hospitals with patient meds? Or is that limited to the staff stealing meds and selling them for their own use? 

I'm asking this question because I can imagine that my character's psychosis would only happen if he didn't take his pills as instructed. And his psychosis is a major plotline in the story. It needs to be ~bad in order for this story to work. 

I hope this makes sense. 


Google search terms used: patients not taking pills, medicine distribution in mental hospitals. 

I never know how to narrow searches when it comes to google. 
 
Thank you! 

Homosexual relationships in the 1960's

 Hello! I am writing a fanfiction, and would love to get some help on board.

The storyline is set in the 1960's at Ohio, about two male teenagers in college who begin a secret affair. I've had much input from the internet about the historical aspect of that time, but not specific to the social perception of homosexuality during those days in Ohio. Would anyone have any idea how accepted/unaccepted homosexual relationships were during that time?

And also, care to explain to me the mechanics of university dormitories and becoming dorm mates? I was planning to set up that fic mostly on a university dorm, and I really have no idea regarding that.

I thank in advance all those who care to share anything they might know or find. Have a great day!

Edit: I have decided to tackle with the Summer of Love and Gay Liberation in San Francisco of the late 1960's. If anyone has information, especially actual stories from people who had lived through those times, I would appreciate it so much!

Google searches: Gay Liberation, Summer of Love 1967, Homosexuality in the 1960's