0
1

Appropriate use of medications can relieve psychiatric symptoms and reduce distress and increase safety for patients, other residents, and staff.

text A A A

  • As already described, it is important to consider the risk of side effects, periodically reevaluate the use of antipsychotics and consider alternatives, and appropriately document decision making.

  • A structured education program for staff may help to both manage patients' behavior and decrease the use of antipsychotic medications.

References

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Related Content
Articles
Books
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 47.  >
Psychiatric News
 
  • Print
  • PDF
  • E-mail
  • Chapter Alerts
  • Get Citation