A Harm Reduction Approach to Psychiatric Medications: Clients, Families, and Professionals Working Together
Will Hall, author of the free online resource Harm Reduction Guide to Coming off Psychiatric Drugs (translated into 13 languages), discusses his clinical experience building bridges and forming alliances between clients, families, and professionals around medication decisions, including starting, reducing, and coming off psychiatric medications. How to move past power struggles? How to find a place of choice amid psychotic communication? What to do about adverse side effects risks, hospitalization, and police? What does the latest research say about neurotoxicity, neuroprotection, relapse prevention, and symptom chronicity? A “harm reduction approach” means not being pro- or anti-medications, but meeting people where they are at as individuals with unique needs.
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