About Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care

Welcome to the Participatory Concepts Blog!

The purpose of this blog is to create an increased awareness of participatory concepts  and ethical mental health care that promote empowerment, including improvements in the diagnostic accuracy of psychotic disorders.

This blog will serve to:

(1) Promote the consideration of medical conditions and substances that can induce a psychotic episode during the differential diagnosis of bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

(2) Identify some of the unique challenges that providers and patients dealing with psychotic disorders must overcome in order to establish a partnership that implements effective recovery strategies.

(3) Illustrate the benefit of incorporating innovative methods to facilitate participatory concepts and provider-patient partnership within the mental health care system.

The author maintains a supplemental blog on Substance-Induced, and Medical Conditions that Induce Psychotic Disorders at www.psychoticdisorders.wordpress.com

Contact the Blogger for Participatory Concepts at mangicaro829@aol.com

WARNING:  The risks associated with suddenly stopping medicines cannot be overstated.  Stopping psychiatric medication without medical supervision and review can be very dangerous. This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.


5 thoughts on “About Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care

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  3. Thank you Maria, for this blog.

    As you are pointing out; substance abuse can get one into a psychosis state of mind, and so can the drugs prescribed for that psychosis…create more mental problems!
    The situation is an oxymoron.
    You have to post the Warning: that your post is not meant for advice or diagnosis, for that they have to return to their doctor…for what? More meds?

    A way out of that circular road, I found on your link…Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) with Keynote speaker, Mary Ellen Copeland…very upbeat, positive and full of good report.
    Why would you need to be strung out on drugs….if you listened to her!

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