Medication for mental health conditions
Medications can be used to treat the symptoms of many mental health conditions. The benefits of taking a medication are expected to be greater than the risk of side effects. However, medications work differently for different people and side effects can still happen.
The community mental health survey looks at a sample of people from each trust who used NHS mental health services.
Until 2013 a separate question was asked as to whether the patient had been told about possible side effects of the medication.