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September 10, 2017 by Dr Kate Dorozenko and Dr Robyn Martin | Curtin University

A Critical Literature Review of the Direct, Adverse Effects of Neuroleptics

Essential Information for Mental Health Consumers, Carers, Families, Supporters and Clinicians

The review shows that neuroleptics can have a role in personal recovery but as recovery is a unique, individual process, the role of the drugs will be different for each person. This review has highlighted the adverse and unwanted effects of neuroleptics which can, at times, be experienced as worse than the problem they were intended to relieve and can interfere with the recovery process. Individuals who are critically impacted by these drugs and their loved ones have much to contribute to the discourse surrounding neuroleptics and how they may be used to support personal recovery.

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