United Mental Health Advocacy

United Mental Health Advocacy

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The purpose of this site is to facilitate thoughtful discussion and develop a united mental health advocacy agenda.

This site will serve to:

(1) Promote the consideration of medical conditions and substances that can induce a psychotic episode during the differential diagnosis of bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

(2) Identify some of the unique challenges that providers and patients dealing with psychotic disorders must overcome in order to establish a partnership that implements effective recovery strategies.

(3) Illustrate the benefits of incorporating innovative methods geared towards participatory concepts and provider-patient partnership within the mental health care system.

The author maintains a supplemental sites on Substance-Induced, and Medical Conditions that Induce Psychotic Disorders at www.psychoticdisorders.wordpress.com and Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care atwww.participatoryconcepts.wordpress.com

Contact the creator of this site, Maria Mangicaro at mangicaro829@aol.com

WARNING:  The risks associated with suddenly stopping medicines cannot be overstated.  Stopping psychiatric medication without medical supervision and review can be very dangerous. This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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