The goal of Autonomous Management of Mental Health Medication is to allow the person who is taking medication to get closer to a medication that suits him or her and that fits into a broader process of improvement, well-being and regaining power over his life. It involves access to all the necessary information regarding medication and alternatives.
Forged at the crossroads of experience (from users, stakeholders and mental health managers) and research, GAM represents a new and comprehensive way of addressing the contribution and impact of mental health drugs in the lives of people who consume them. GAM not only takes into account both the beneficial and the adverse effects of mental health medications, but also uniquely works with the meanings attributed to medication, an aspect that is just as important for people as the more concrete effects of drugs.
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