Thousands of Australians suffer from mental illnesses that require costly medications to manage. The APA is concerned about the cost to the community of not treating these illnesses and the number of innovative new drugs for mental illness that are not being approved because of government budgetary reasons.

What isn’t known in the community is that many people suffering mental illnesses are becoming ‘treatment resistant’ to the older medications and need new medicines that in many cases, work better to treat the symptoms.

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