Access and Utilization of New Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Medications. J. Consumer Advocay Associations


Two consumer associations, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), were selected because of their national presence in the mental health field. Additionally, NAMI specializes in advocating for consumers who suffer from schizophrenia and their families. These two organizations' perspectives were essential in understanding the consumers' point-of-view and gaining a more balanced picture of the access and utilization issues associated with newer atypical antidepressants and antipsychotics.

Association Reason for Inclusion
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • Leading consumer advocacy organization
  • Special interest in schizophrenia
National Mental Health Association
  • Leading consumer advocacy organization