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Where was the counter argument that much violent behaviour IS induced by medication?


Helen, a truly excellent article and extremely well written. I also am shocked at the treatment of many of those with mental health problems and some of the attitudes expressed here by 'caring professionals'. Those with mental health problems present not only in the mental health services but like every other patient may also present in a variety of other settings and as everybody has a right to an understanding of their problems and symptoms and to receive holistic care and treatment it is vital that all nurses working in all clinical areas other than MH also have good training and awareness of the needs of those with MH problems and how and when to refer them to more specialist services. Unfortunately it appears that even some proffesionals working in MH who presumably are trained are also disrespectful, discriminatory and even mistreat their patients. I have written a number of blogs and a few articles defending this position and appreciate the highly risky unwanted effects some drugs can have on altering thoughts, feelings and have the potential to ultimately adversely affect behaviour as well. Something of which all clinicians should be fully aware.

Posted date

1 June, 2013

Posted time

11:18 am