These meds are expensive and used liberally in the nursing home. I cannot tell they make any difference in the patients they are used in.We recently had an inservice where this was discussed, and information was given that these psychotropic meds can aggravate an already compromised mental status and make things worse. The nurse educator added I wish we could get some of these doctors to pay attention to this. The general consensus around the nursing home (and a psychology professor I just talked to) is that psychotropic meds are quackery. I am interested in becoming a PMHNP but I also have serious doubts about the benefits of most of these medications.I would appreciate any further insight.