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How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work

How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work?

Most people begin taking psychiatric medications because they are “distressed and distressing.” They are either 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 anxiety, depression, compulsiveness, mania, , , and paranoia, and labels change over time. Doctors tell people that their emotional distress is due to a 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 , , numbing sensitivity, 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 . They are best understood as tools or that sometimes alleviate symptoms and pave the way for change – but with significant risks for anyone who takes them.

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

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