Pharmacogenetics is the science of how medications are broken down in the body. This is determined genetically with variations affecting both therapeutic efficacy and physical and neuropsychiatric adverse reactions.
Treatment Emergent Violence To Self And Others; A Literature Review of Neuropsychiatric Adverse Reactions For Antidepressant And Neuroleptic Psychiatric Drugs And General Medications
A brief resume of psychiatric medication metabolism, describing the futility of trying to control neuropsychiatric side effects with higher doses and polypharmacy.
This document provides a brief introduction to pharmacogenetics and explains why some people, due to their inborn inability to break down medications experience toxic side effects.
Continuing on the above theme, this document provides the link between poor clinical outcome in relation to antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. Cannabis Adverse Street Drug Reactions is discussed in relation with schizophrenia.
This discusses how the above issues relate to psychotherapy and offers some alternative insights into working with patients who are medicated with psychiatric drugs.