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How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work?

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Most people begin taking because they are “distressed and .” They are either experiencing overwhelming states of , or someone else is distressed with their behavior and sends them to a doctor – or some combination of both. There are many labels for these states, like , , compulsiveness, mania, psychosis, , and , and labels change over time. Doctors tell people that their emotional distress is due to a mental disorder which has a biochemical basis, that their distress is dangerous and must be stopped (such as fears of suicide or claims of deteriorating illness), and that medication with psychiatric drugs is a necessary treatment.

Psychiatric medications act on the brain to alter mood and consciousness like any other . Because many medications can blunt or control the symptoms of emotional distress – by either tranquilizing a person, , , or getting them to sleep – they can take the edge off extreme states. They help some people feel more capable of living their lives. It is important to realize, however, that psychiatric drugs do not change the underlying causes of emotional distress. They are best understood as tools or coping mechanisms that sometimes alleviate symptoms and pave the way for change – but with significant risks for anyone who takes them.

Source: Harm Reduction Guide to Coming off Psychiatric Drugs (Second Edition)

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