The rational use of psychoactive substances
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The rational use of psychoactive substances

G Hussein Rassool Professor of Addiction and Mental Health, College of Nursing, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Health professionals have a responsibility to ensure the rational use of prescribed psychoactive medicines. The appropriate use of these drugs has become a cause for concern in the UK because of increased consumption. This article discusses irrational prescribing and the implications for practice.

Nursing Standard. 19, 21, 45-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.


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