An effective medication with several side effects and practical limitations, Clozapine is this medication that all of us need to know about.
“I encouraged Henry to talk to me about his medications, and he is now asking me questions about his Risperidone. What do I need to know?” Cindy asked Dawn.
“Haldol and Prolixin. A few of the patients and clients are on Thorazine. How is it different from Haldol and Prolixin?”
Pharmacology is the study of drugs (pharmaceuticals), their actions and effects, and it is further divided into several branches, depending on the part of the body or the physiologic system a class of drugs has major active or target effects. Psychopharmacology is, therefore, the study of the action and effects of drugs on the thinking (cognition), emotions, behavior, and sensation of an individual.
“You kept telling me to speak with Elva about it. I just kept it to myself. And I just stopped taking my medication.” Henry articulated these words to Lily, with sadness in his voice. Lily, also sad, wishing she could have turned back the clock, replied, “I am sorry. I should have taken the time to listen to you, and, at least, try to understand what you wanted to tell me.”