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Social aspects of the medical use of psychotropic drugs

  • 179 Pages
  • 3.67 MB
  • English
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario , Toronto
Psychopharmacology -- Social aspects -- Congre
Statementedited by Ruth Cooperstock.
ContributionsCooperstock, R.
LC ClassificationsRC483 .I49 1973
The Physical Object
Pagination179 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5073914M
ISBN 100888680031
LC Control Number74084405

Social aspects of the medical use of psychotropic drugs. Toronto: Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: R Cooperstock.

Chapter 1: Psychotropic Drug Use: History and Context 7 psychotropic drugs: chlorpromazine as a treatment for psychosis, and the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and non-selective monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in the early s.

The introduction of these drugs heraldedFile Size: KB. Psychotropic Drugs JUDYTH SASSOON Psychotropic drugs are a loosely defined grouping of agents that have effects on psychological function and include the antidepressants, hallucinogens, and tranquilizers.

They are all compounds that affect the functioning of the mind through pharmacological action on the central nervous system. Psychotropic drugs are. First, the book is advertised as hardbound.

It isn't, it's a thin thin paperback. Second, it has only pages, compared to pages in the previous third edition. Third, many individual psychotropic drugs go almost barely mentioned, and certainly not covered in the detail in the previous by: Plus the table of contents flap is extremely helpful when lookin up multiple drugs.

You can use it to hold a spot while seeking other information. A little heavy for such a small book. Read more. One person found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Michael Baker. out of /5(29). Subjects: Medical Innovations--Moral And Ethical Aspects; Medical Innovations--Social Aspects; Psychotropic Drugs--Moral And Ethical Aspects; Surgery, Plastic--Moral And Ethical Aspects.

Presenting material within a contemporary framework of "partnership" practice that is rich with case examples, this up-to-date primer on psychopharmacology and psychosocial interventions serves as a useful resource for social work students and practitioners as they expand their daily roles in psychiatric medication management.4/5(29).

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psychotropic: [ si″ko-trop´ik ] psychoactive. psychoactive substance. Psychotropic drugs shall be prescribed by a licensed physician with documented education, training, and clinical experience in their use. Psychotropic drugs shall be prescribed pursuant to a current mental status examination.

Psychotropic drugs shall be administered pursuant to a signed written informed consent specific to theFile Size: KB. Abstract. During recent years we have seen startling increases in the manufacture, distribution, prescription and cost of psychotropic drugs.

Many figures have been quoted from Department of Health and Social Security and other sources (for example Trethowan, ) Cited by: 6. Magellan Health—Appropriate Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Children and Adolescents 3 Another large retrospective cohort study by Olfson et al. used data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from to to analyze office visits to physicians by children and Size: KB.

"Insightful and illuminating, this book successfully discusses drugs in social contexts. In an elegant manner, the authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions.

The authors, James P. Morris, Ph.D. and George Stone, LCSW, state that there is little evidence available to warrant the widespread use of.

Cite this chapter as: Freedman D.X. () The Social and Psychiatric Aspects of Psychotropic Drug Use. In: Williams R.H. (eds) To Live and To Die: When, Why, and : Daniel X. Freedman. The Madness of the Mass Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs.

From a modern perspective, the use of frontal lobotomies seems incredibly brutal and primitive. Medicinal use. Some drugs have been used as medications for most of human history.

For instance, the medicinal use of opium is described from the earliest written records. Nepenthes pharmakon is mentioned in the 9th century BC in Homer's Odyssey (4, ). It is written that the beautiful Helen of Troy had received this potion from an Egyptian Cited by: An Overview on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, J Forensic Sci & Criminal Inves.

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; 4(3): DOI: /JFSCI Effective laws are a necessity to fight the nuisance associated with drugs. In a period of less than a year aro people got arrested under the NDPS Act in Punjab with almost one. Book Review. Psychotropic Drug Development — Social, Economic and Pharmacological Aspects Book Review.

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There was a time. not so many years ago, when the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) published. The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs is a user-friendly practical resource for using psychotropic drugs in any setting.

The content is derived from various forms of published literature (including randomized controlled trials, scientific data such as pharmacokinetic trials, cohort trials, case series, and case reports) as well as from.

Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by by: 7. There are strong parallels between lobotomies and the modern use of psychotropic drugs.

In fact, the blanket treatment of psychological conditions as if they are medical problems, and the consequent massive over-prescription of psychotropic medication, has had a much more harmful effect than lobotomies, because it is so much more widespread.

the afflicted are condemned to lifelong suffering—on psychotropic drugs. Though psychiatry may have given up on mental healing, this is fortunately. Many general practitioners as well as psychiatrists have begun to use off label prescribing for psychotropic drugs with little regard for impact on childrens health, mental or otherwise.

[ 1 ] Only gradually are scientists beginning to explore the neurological, endocrine, metabolic and social effects of psychotropic drugs prescribed to children.

These drugs have an equally long history of abuse and dependence, with episodic, collective social amnesia about the behavioral toxicity associated with excessive use. Cocaine and amphetamines have a characteristic abuse cycle that consists of binge administration and withdrawal dysphoria, paranoia, and psychosis-like symptoms as the cycle.

Because the use of psychotropic drugs is a part of treatment in a variety of settings, social workers may find it helpful, if not necessary, to be knowledgeable about such medication. The term psychotropic drug refers to any chemical substance that affects mood, perception or consciousness following changes in the nervous system functions.

Psychotropic drugs are also called psychopharmaceutical or psychoactive drugs. Generally, there are four types of psychotropic drugs. Psychotropic medications are drugs used to treat symptoms of emotional and behavioral disorders.

They affect the neurotransmitters in the brain often resulting in changes to thinking, mood and behavior. Before making a recommendation to treat your child with a psychotropic medication, a qualifiedFile Size: 1MB.

The objective of the law was widened with the promotion of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance for scientific and medical use but also prohibiting illicit use. Including the terms “management” of drug dependence and “recognition and approval” of treatment centers, thus allowing for the establishment of legally binding treatment.

serotonergic syndrome is a medical emergency involving muscle jerking, tremor, high blood pressure, diarrhea and confusion due to drug interactions primarily with older antidepressants or similar drugs known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors.

Prozac (fluoxetine)-typically “activating”, available in liquid form. Dosage(child), mg/d. Psychotropic drugs are by no means a cure-all. Instead, they work to help minimize symptoms of BPD, like intense mood swings or violent episodes, that can interfere with therapy. Psychotropics take the edge off so you can develop skills to cope with and better manage your mental health.

Depending on your mental health condition and symptoms.The issue of psychotropic use in child welfare populations is clearly one where social workers should be at the forefront, it simply does not gain as much involvement as the psychosocial aspects of practice. Social work practitioners may not see it as being within their scope of practice, but kids in care need social work advocacy in this.That institution in London was the most influential educational center for psychiatry in the nation.

Through his leadership there, Lewis was extremely influential. He tended to be skeptical about the use of psychotropic medications, and emphasized social aspects of psychiatric illness.