Why is the mental health system so reluctant to explore non-medical routes to recovery?

From Mad in Ireland: This study- Deciding to discontinue prescribed psychotropic medication: A qualitative study of service user experiences; the first of its kind in Ireland, seems apt in light of particularly the recent contemporary outpouring of evidence that is questioning the overuse of psychotropic medication and its limited effectiveness. This study adds to the international literature highlighting service users decisions to discontinue psychotropic medications, including our own systematic review that helped inform this study.

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