I notice you've posted this link before, utstor. Let me assure you that there is as much good news to be found about every medication as there is bad. Working for HealingWell, I know that psychiatric medications save lives. Not every medication works for everybody, though. And sometimes people do better without them. But the net can be a scary place to research medications: tons of scary stories. For your own piece of mind, stick with scholarly and professional publications, and with what doctors tell you and your mother's actual symptoms. If the meds aren't helping, it will be clear. Talk to her doctor (if you can) and let him know your concerns.
Hope this helps,
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