Has anyone ever had a prescription delivered by a Community Psychiatric Nurse of an anti-psychotic drug? Without the patient ever having had a consultation with a Psychiatrist/Psychologist/elderly brain expert or whatever? The last conversation we (CPN and I) had, was that she thought my relation might benefit from taking an anti-depressant to lift his mood. I specifically expressed my concern about anti-psychotic meds and she said "don't worry - they won't be necessary". Perhaps I am over-reacting. The prescription is for Aripiprazole 5mg - one tab a day for two weeks. The CPN said it might make him feel nauseous - great. I know he needs help but I am so frightened that the prescription might be wrong for him. And he likes to relax with a glass of wine and drugs like this are not meant to mix with alcohol. He is very unhappy and behaving like a person who has psychotic problems but is absolutely aware of everything and has no memory issues. He is depressed because of physical illness and this is making him mentally unwell. In my humble opinion. Sorry for long post.