I had known of Dr. Jackson because we were both members of The International Society For Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry. A few years ago, I was reading a report on a patient who had been referred to me and was being discharged from Verde Valley Medical Center. The psychiatrist who wrote the report was discussing possible drug interactions and over medication issues that could be negatively affecting the patient. I thought, "Wow, who wrote this report? I need to meet this person!" and lo and behold, it was Dr. Jackson!
At my request, she spoke about her work on drug induced dementia at the Granite Mountain Psychological Society meeting in November 2015. The data is absolutely chilling--being on any psychiatric drug results in an increased likelihood of developing dementia, and this risk increases with the longer one is on the drug, and of course, the dosage. If this raises concerns for you, you can find out more about Dr. Jackson here and make an appointment to go see her. She does take some insurance plans, which makes her services more affordable. She and I have worked together to help patients reduce their reliance on psychiatric medication, and I would be happy to talk about this possibility with you.