Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Bitter Pill

By: Karl Sherlock

One of the common problems that any paranormal investigation group eventually encounters is the delicate issue of prescription meds clients invariably depend upon but which they are reluctant to discuss with relative strangers interviewing them about their paranormal experiences.

Regardless of how forthcoming in their reports clients may be about even the most intimate details—whether a simple “feeling up” by a ghostly hand or a full case history of their sexual abuse—there’s something about a straightforward request for a list of all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications that makes clients balk.  This occurs despite the fact that all serious groups agree to confidentiality clauses and even have qualified medical professionals among their team members.  This reluctance stymies many an investigation from reaching proper conclusions, and it thwarts our community’s efforts at helping the clients to help themselves.