G.A.M. A Global approach to psychiatric medication for Individual and Collective transformation. “G.A.M.” – the name & some GAM landmarks. “Gaining Autonomy with my Medication” “Gestion Autonome des Médicaments de l’âme” S.P.M. “self-management of psychiatric medication”
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A Global approach to psychiatric medication for Individual and Collective transformation
An Alliance between:
Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio, School of
Social Work of Université de Montréal.
How is my quality of life? (No one can be against having a better quality of life!).
(My everyday life; my living conditions; the people around me; my health; my medication – why?;effects of medication on all aspects of my life – positive & negative.)
If I come to the conclusion that my current medication has a negative effect on my Quality of life, this might be the method for me.
- My decision; preparation; action plan;my actors;lifeguards;10% rule; “quality of life dose” or “comfort zone”; my self-evaluation scale; log book; withdrawal effects
“Our dream is that people who have had experiences like ours never again become victims of a decision-making system that excludes them, so they can make clear and informed choices and take control of their lives.” Taken from: Taking Back Control
GAM pioneer & ambassador
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June 5th & 6th, 2008 - Toronto