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Why do mental health services rely so heavily on medications which effectively disable many people?

Mental health services currently rely heavily on questionable diagnoses, and medications which when used long-term are more likely to disable many patients than to produce improvement. Evidence has shown non-medical interventions to be more effective, cheaper and safer. The government should review the evidence on the effects of psychiatric medications alongside evidence supporting non-medical interventions (e.g. Soteria, Open Dialogue), and accordingly make appropriate changes to government policy.

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Created By

Julian Radford

Created On

Saturday 19 November 2011

Closing Date

Sunday 16 December 2012

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