Medication Pathway

Section C Medication has been suggested

Key points

  • Your relative’s behaviour might change at a particular point in their life or at a stressful event. They may or may not have mental health needs.
  • Psychotropic medication should only be prescribed for challenging behaviour without mental illness as a last resort.
  • There are lots of other types of support that you can explore.
  • If medication is suggested for your relative, you can find reliable information in a number of ways.
  • The prescriber should answer your questions and involve you in decision making.
  • Baseline checks should be done before starting medication, so that everyone knows if it is making a difference.