Jonathan Prousky, ND - The problem with the current standard of


Topic: The problem with the current standard of care in Psychiatry by Jonathan Prousky, ND

Conference:Re-examining the Oath - Toronto, ON - September 9-11, 2016

Lecture Abstract: The lecture will focus on the current standard of care in psychiatry and the use of psychiatric drugs. The lecture will emphasize several key points. First, that psychiatric drugs are xenobiotic substances that do not support the brain, but rather create chemical imbalances or abnormal brain states. Second, that there is a dearth of published data demonstrating that psychiatric drugs enable patients to live more fulfilling lives in the long-term. Third, that psychiatric drugs are associated with physiological dependence, withdrawal symptoms, and long-term harm. Finally, that patients need to literally become re-acculturated about psychiatric drugs, and learn to take ownership over their mental health to become less enmeshed (and less dependent) on the mental health system.

Learning Objective 1: Attendees will learn psychiatric treatment mechanisms of action and their potential impacts on patients’ energetic capacities and well-being

Learning Objective 2: Attendees will learn about the possible complications that arise when patients are taking multiple psychiatric drugs by having increased knowledge of the drugs’ impacts, and recognizing clinically significant adverse effects

Learning Objective 3: Attendees will learn to identify research associated with the adverse effects of psychiatric drugs

Learning Objective 4: Attendees will learn to explain the scientific literature on drug outcomes in psychiatry, providing information to patients in a manner that respects their autonomy and empowers them to “take charge” of their own health care, and make decisions in their best interests

Learning Objective 5: Attendees will learn to interpret the role of family practitioners as part of a community network of health care providers in a patient’s psychiatric evaluation and treatment

Time: 42 mins.

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