Position Paper on Medication Optimization
CSPNJ believes that mental health services should be designed from the perspective of the lived experiences of people in recovery. CSPNJ has issued position papers that represent the consensus views of the Governing Board and administration of the agency, concerning issues impacting recovery. A paper released in February on “Medication Optimization” discusses the pros and cons of psychotropic medications and offers suggestions related to their use. In a powerful passage, the paper states:
“We believe the following:
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