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Understanding Psychotropic Medications

picture of a woman doctor holding a blue stethescopeMaking Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care

This new guide looks at ways to handle powerful feelings and behaviors and make healthy choices. Understanding how psychotropic medication can help and what other options are available can be challenging. This guide can help you:

  • Knowing your rights about your health and who can help you make decisions.
  • Considering your options, including helpful approaches other than medication.
  • Making decisions about how best to stay healthy.
  • Maintaining treatment (taking medication safely and continuing or stopping treatment after leaving foster care.)
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