“How do you try to have anyone comply or at least be pliable with you if that person’s not even medicated?”: Perspectives on the use of psychiatric medication within recovery-oriented practice.

Author(s):  
Lauren Jessell ◽  
Victoria Stanhope
2015 ◽  
Vol 14 (1) ◽  
pp. 61-81 ◽  
Author(s):  
Jeffrey R. Lacasse ◽  
Megan Hayes Piel ◽  
Cynthia A. Lietz ◽  
Ann Rider ◽  
Jacob Z. Hess

2011 ◽  
Vol 26 (S2) ◽  
pp. 1237-1237
Author(s):  
J.R. Pita ◽  
A.L. Pereira ◽  
J.S. Ferreira ◽  
J. Morgado

The results of an investigation conducted on the Formulario Especial dos Medicamentos para o Hospital de alienados em Rilhafoles (1901), a mental disease drug formulary for the oldest Portuguese psychiatric hospital, are presented. The study considered the Portuguese situation within the European setting.This study quantifies the number of drugs and pharmaceutical forms and establishes a comparison with the most commonly used international psychiatric medication at the time. The present study aims at contributing to the history of psychiatric drug therapy before the advent of psychoactive drugs. The most commonly used pharmaceutical forms and therapeutic groups in psychiatry are evaluated. Furthermore, we also wish to contribute to the evaluation of how Portugal received and implemented innovations in drug therapy.Quantitative and qualitative document analysis of the above mentioned formulary, using the comparative method.The edition of this formulary arose from the need to standardize specific medication for mental patients. In the Formulario, 61 medicinal products are proposed. There were 8 different pharmaceutical forms. The potions were the most commonly referred (32). Hypnotics represented approximately half of the medicinal products (28), followed by hypokinetics (9), and analgesics and antipyretics (8).The formulary was in line with foreign scientific innovations. Pharmacotherapeutic variety of drugs was short and resorting to non-drug therapies was also usual. The edition of this formulary was mainly due to the work conducted by the psychiatrist Miguel Bombarda (1851–1910), a prominent public figure in medicine and in the political and cultural arena.


2003 ◽  
Vol 16 (3) ◽  
pp. 301-306 ◽  
Author(s):  
Joseph A. Boscarino ◽  
Sandro Galea ◽  
Jennifer Ahern ◽  
Heidi Resnick ◽  
David Vlahov

2016 ◽  
Vol 39 (2) ◽  
pp. 183-186 ◽  
Author(s):  
Samantha M. Hack ◽  
Deborah R. Medoff ◽  
Clayton H. Brown ◽  
Lijuan Fang ◽  
Lisa B. Dixon ◽  
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2017 ◽  
Vol 36 (09) ◽  
pp. 747-750
Author(s):  
R. W. Freudenmann ◽  
C. Schönfeldt-Lecuona ◽  
B. J. Connemann ◽  
M. Gahr ◽  
M. Elsayed

SummaryThis narrative review summarizes current available information about cardiac arrhythmias (QT prolongation, Torsade de pointes Tachycardia [TdP], sudden cardiac death) associated with psychiatric medication. Among the most commonly used antipsychotics, amisulpride and ziprasidone are most frequently associated with TdP. Treatment with some antidepressants (SSRIs, tricyclic antidepressants) is associated with a 5- to 6-fold increase in the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Lithium is associated with bradycardia, T-wave changes and AV-block; anxiolytics of the benzodiazepine group do usually not have cardiac side effects. The combination of multiple drugs (including medications from general medicine) that prolong the QT interval has a particularly high cardiac risk.


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