Pharmacogenetics, Side effects and Mental Health
Pharmacogenetics is the science of how medications are broken down in the body. This is determined genetically and variations affect medication therapeutic efficiency and side effects.
An extensive referenced review of the current situation between psychiatric drugs and violence.
This unpubished article is posted on Mad in America
A brief resume of psychiatric medication metabolism, describing the futility of trying to control neuropsychiatric side effects with higher doses and additional medications.
This document provides a brief introduction to pharmacogenetics and explains why some people, due to their inborn inability to break down medications experience toxic side effects.
Schizophrenia Depression & Cannabis: Medication Implications (Being revised)
Continuing on the above theme, this document provides the link between poor clinical outcome in relation to antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. Cannabis Adverse Street Drug Reactions is discussed in relation with schizophrenia.
This discusses how the above issues relate to psychotherapy and offers some alternative insights into working with patients who are medicated with psychiatric drugs.