Chapter Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

  1. Classify commonly used medications for psychological well-being.
  2. Explain the process and stages of the drug approval process.
  3. Recognize the possible side effects of psychoactive medications.
  4. Distinguish over-the-counter medications from prescriptions.
  5. List over-the-counter medications which tend to be abused.
  6. Assess the benefits and side effects of OTC painkillers.
  7. Define types of dietary supplements.
  8. Appraise supplements effectiveness, safety concerns and interactions with medications.
  9. Select vitamins, minerals, herbs, and plants useful for personal health and well-being.

 

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