projectmedPatient Rights

Project MED (Medical EDucation for Consumers) was created in 1998 with funding from the U.S. Administration on Developmental Disabilities. Project MED educational booklets provide basic information about patients’ rights and medications in easily understood words. There are few medical or legal words, and difficult words are defined. The booklets are designed for people with intellectual disabilities, autism, or reading difficulties; patients with severe mental illness; child and adolescent patients; and people whose first language is not English.

The booklets are available for download as PDF files only.
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Here are the eight titles:

Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities

Anticonvulsant Medicines (Medicines for people with epilepsy)

Antipsychotic Medicines (Neuroleptics)

Antidepressant Medicines

Antimanic Medicines (Medicines for people with mood problems)

Antianxiety Medicines

Stimulant Medicines

Other Behavior Medicines (Blood pressure medicine, Naltrexone, vitamins & over-the-counter)

Psychotropic Medications and Developmental Disabilities: The International Consensus Handbook (1998), a comprehensive book for professionals edited by Steven Reiss and Michael G. Aman, is no longer available to order for free from the Nisonger Center. For more information, call (614) 685-3222.