The importance of Medication

  • By Julius Chan

    Qualification : Peer Support Specialist

    Thursday February 08 2018 13:21 PM Comments 0

    Medications. They come with benefits, as well as side effects and risks. This video above looks at the generalized side effects for psychotropic medications used in the treatment of mental disorders, and also shares tips with caregivers on how to manage the different adverse reactions to ensure the patient continues their course of treatment so that they can experience the potential benefits of psychotropic medication.

    For people already experiencing the challenges of dealing with a psychological illness, the appearance of additional negative symptoms arising from the very medication designed to treat their disorders can be disheartening and troublesome.

    It is then important for us to learn how to create a personalized plan to manage our medications. This may include establishing a good relationship with our psychiatrist, counselor, and caregivers, working out an effective treatment routine, learning how to gain better awareness of our side effects and complications, and how to find a way to work around it so we can have a better quality of life.

    Details of the online workshop on this topic and others are at the link below. We encourage you to join and benefit from these sessions.



    Video Source:

    HEAT Inc., Health Education & Training




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