MEGADOSE PHARMACOTHERAPY

was a style of treatment which was highly used in the U.S. throughout the 1970s and 1980s which involved introducing patients to very high dosages of treatments over a short period of time opposed to smaller dosages over a longer period of time in the hope that the high doses would hasten the retreat of any psychological conditions the patient was suffering from. This method has, in modern medicine fallen into misuse due to research implying its overwhelming danger instead of benefits.

MEGADOSE PHARMACOTHERAPY: "Megadose pharmacotherapy is a concept which resulted in patients receiving doses of medicines which were considered either very close to or over the legal/potentially fatal boundaries over a very short term- the belief was that quick and large volumes would aid recovery better than long and small volumes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MEGADOSE PHARMACOTHERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/megadose-pharmacotherapy/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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