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David Pilgrim, Anne Rogers & Jonathan Gabe

In: The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness

Chapter 18: Social Aspects of Psychotropic Medication

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Social Aspects of Psychotropic Medication
Social aspects of psychotropic medication
DavidPilgrim
AnneRogers
JonathanGabe
Introduction

Drugs that affect mood, thinking and behaviour (‘psychotropic’ or ‘psychoactive’ substances) are peculiar for a number of reasons. They have been threaded through many social relationships, which lay beyond healing rituals. Whereas self-medication for a range of maladies has been evident ...

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