TITLE

The Greater of Two Evils? How People With Transformative Psychotic Experiences View Psychotropic Medications

AUTHOR(S)
Hagen, Brad F.; Nixon, Gary; Peters, Tracey
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a qualitative study that shows the potentially transformational nature of psychotropic medication. Some participants interviewed believe psychotropics should be used only in crisis situations, while others speak of the drugs' considerable limitations or say their use is never justified. Reports of physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual harm are made. Practitioners are encouraged to study the literature on the lack of actual effectiveness and side effects of the drugs. Data analysis and ethical considerations are taken up.
ACCESSION #
59214193

 

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