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Explains what psychiatric drugs are, what to know before taking them, and information on side effects and coming off medication.
Before deciding to take any drug, it's important to make sure you have all the facts you need to make an informed choice. As a starting point, you should feel confident that you can answer 'yes' to all of the following statements.
I've told my doctor:
If you are unsure about any of these details you should ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This information was published in 2016. We will revise it in 2019.
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