Antipsychotic Medication

Antipsychotic Medication

  • Submitted By: MAGALLANES
  • Date Submitted: 03/21/2009 12:12 PM
  • Category: Psychology
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Critical Issue Analysis

After reading the selected critical issue, use the following questions to analyze the issue.

1. What are at least two facts presented by each side of the critical issue?

Reading the article Are Antipsychotic Medication the treatment of choice for people with Psychosis I was able to enjoy two different point of view of this critical issue. In one side which is called the positive side by Psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey from Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers, 4th ed. (Quill, 2001) I found a fact the Schizscientists and clinicians alike imagined that antipsychotic medications would "cure" schizophrenia, or at the very least, help severely disturbed patients who ahs been out of control. It was recently reported that people who has using antipsychotic medications as well their widespread use.
Another fact I found is the reality that Antipsychotic drugs has become one of the most safety and beneficent group of medications that has been use to treat schizophrenia and also the ones which the greatest advance in the treatment of schizophrenia form this time.
In the other side of this critical issue by Robert Whitaker, from Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally III (Perseus, 2002) I found the fact that recent research has demonstrated that antipsychotic drugs has contributing that user had become chronically ill and this is a fact that psychiatry has been ignore. I found the fact that antipsychotic drugs is the reason of the increased in dopamine receptors, which has a close relation with the Tardive Dyskinesia one the side effect of antipsychotic drugs increasing also increasing in the patient a biological vulnerability to psychosis. It was also discover that Antipsychotic drugs do not fix the brain abnormalities either make a balance on the patient brain chemical functions.

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