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Your choice: lifestyle, medication and recovery
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|Title: ||Your choice: lifestyle, medication and recovery|
|Affiliation: ||Shine (formerly Schizophrenia Ireland)|
|Issue Date: ||2007 |
|Type: ||Learning Object|
Patient Information Leaflet
|Description: ||This paper was produced to aid both service users and their families in negotiating the best arrangement within the mental healthcare services. It considers a number of important elements:
• An understanding and awareness of the effects of medication, and specifically how to engage with the prescriber, to ensure that one has full knowledge and understanding of not only the effects, but the side effects and consequences of taking medication.
• The very significant issue of lifestyle. We know that many people with severe and enduring mental health problems may have many physical conditions, which are worrying to the individual and their family, and which can take their toll on one’s physical and mental health.
• Many of these physical conditions can be alleviated by proper medical care, in combination with lifestyle changes and good self-management.
• The paper also outlines the service user’s perspective and includes some useful hints to assist users when dealing with their mental healthcare services.|
|Keywords: ||MENTAL HEALTH|
|Appears in Collections: ||Shine|
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