Psychiatric Medications

In 1950 psychiatric medicines were invented and made a huge revolution in psychiatry, since then mental illness rates decreased significantly and are easily treated. Psychiatric medications are as effective as any other medications and that's what is discussed in this article.


Psychiatric Medications

Mental health illness has become a severe issue in the world. Since the beginning of the 20th (Braslow, J. T., & Marder, S. R.2019) century, huge efforts have been put in by scientists to find a fast, safe, and effective method to treat mental illness. In 1950 psychiatric medicines were invented and made a huge revolution in psychiatry, since then mental illness rates decreased significantly and are easily treated. Psychiatric medications are as effective as any other medications. Patients with mental health issues should take psychiatric medicines prescribed by a doctor as it is safe, reduces illness symptoms, provide faster recovery, and on the social and security side psychiatric medications reduces criminal behavior.

First, psychiatric medications are generally effective and safe to use for the human body. Despite the side effects that come with taking psychiatric medications such as the side effects of antidepressants, psychiatric medication proved that it is safe and effective either in the scientist’s laboratories research and clinical tests or in the actual treatment tries on patients with serious issues. For example, 30-50% of patients with severe depression have a full remission of symptoms with psychiatric medicines(Stern, S., Linker, S. B., Vadodaria, K. C., Marchetto, M. C., & Gage, F. H. 2018). In fact, most psychiatric medicines are approved by the world health organization and the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) which makes them safe to use not just scientifically but legally also.

Second, psychiatric medications reduce illness symptoms and provide faster recovery from the illness. Psychiatric medications are an essential method in any effective treatment plan for mental health issues for their efficiency in reducing illness symptoms. For example, studies done on 522 trials show that antidepressants were significantly more effective than placebo in the treatment of the major depressive disorder (Cipriani et al.,2018). Other medicines such as antipsychotics and mood stabilizers have also proven their efficiency in reducing the symptoms and providing faster recovery in various illnesses such as anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Furthermore, psychiatric medications reduce criminal behavior significantly among individuals with mental health illnesses. Numerous studies and researches found that Psychiatric medications are effective in reducing criminal behavior among patinas with mental health disorders. For example, studies found that there was a 45% reduction in violent behavior when patients were prescribed antipsychotics (JSTOR,2017). Likewise, studies show that mood stabilizers reduce criminal behavior among patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. These findings suggest that psychiatric medications have great potential in reducing criminal behavior not just among patients with mental health disorders but among individuals in whole societies.

In addition, doubts and different opinions never left psychiatric medications since it was invented in 1950. For example, many people believe that psychiatric medications are addictive. This belief is not completely true and lacks logic and science. All medicines can be addictive if used wrongly and without a doctor’s supervision. For example, antidepressants are found to be non-addictive and have a low potential for addiction when prescribed by a doctor (Evans, E., & Sullivan, M. A. (2014). Likewise, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers were found to be safe and non-addictive.

In conclusion, psychiatric medications have proven their high efficiency in treating mental illnesses as a safe and effective method. Researches have demonstrated that psychiatric medications such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers are safe and reduce illness symptoms significantly under doctor supervision. In addition, these medications have been found to reduce criminal behavior among individuals with mental health disorders. Psychiatric medications are not just an effective method to treat mental illnesses but a crucial and valuable tool to be considered in any treatment plan for mental health issues.


The Writter | Abdullah Sajid
Proofreading and editing | Mohamed Raheem



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