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The Right to Refuse Medication: When Can I Just Say No?

in Refusing Care: Forced Treatment and the Rights of the Mentally Ill

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226733975
eISBN:
9780226733999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226733999.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Psychotropic medications have revolutionized the treatment of the major mental illnesses. There are drugs for psychoses (antipsychotics), manic-depressive disorder (mood stabilizers), depression ... More


Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Stefan Ecks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or ... More


Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Kirstin Painter and Maria Scannapieco

in Understanding the Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Social Workers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190927844
eISBN:
9780197554548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927844.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

There are many treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Each person with ADHD has different needs; there is no one treatment that fits all. Treatment can take the form of ... More


Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Kirstin Painter and Maria Scannapieco

in Understanding the Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Social Workers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190927844
eISBN:
9780197554548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927844.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

As with depressive disorders, the two most common treatments for anxiety are psychotropic medication and psychotherapy, either individually or in conjunction. Psychotherapy is often the preferred ... More


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