Should Drugs be Used to Treat Mental Disorders?

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Should Drugs be Used to Treat Mental Disorders?
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Drugs should be used to treat mental disorders when the disorder is (1) reliably correlated with a documentable physical abnormality of the brain and/or nervous system and (2) requested by the patient or a healthcare proxy. While no protocol of drug administration is flawless, this two-pronged approach has numerous advantages. Firstly, it roots the idea of drug treatment in an empirical approach. Thus, sight diagnoses of mental patients will have to be replaced by diagnoses that rely on physical evidence, such as brain MRIs and other data. Secondly, transferring consent to the patient or the patient’s proxy (which could be the state if the patient were incapacitated and had no...
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