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Medications - by Type, Name and FAQs

Click here to view or print Medications - by Type, Name, and FAQs in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Farsi

Websites that have brain chemistry active medications in alphabetical listings:

National Alliance on Mental Illness Medication Page

Medline Plus Drugs, Supplements and Herbal and in Spanish

 

The National Institutes of Mental Health have published a booklet on medications reproduced here as a PDF file.  It provides a good overview of what is available today in the way of psychotropic (acting on the mind and brain) medications.

Click here to view the NIMH Pamphlet of Medications titled "Mental Health Medications".  In it you will find information on the following:

 

* What are psychiatric medications?  .

* How are medications used to treat mental disorders?

* What medications are used to treat schizophrenia?

* What are the side effects?

* How are antipsychotics taken and how do people respond to them?

* How do antipsychotics interact with other medications?

* What medications are used to treat depression?

* What are the side effects?

* How should antidepressants be taken?

* Are herbal medicines used to treat depression?

* FDA warning on antidepressants

* What medications are used to treat bipolar disorder?

* Mood stabilizers

* Atypical antipsychotics

* Antidepressants

* What are the side effects?

* How should medications for bipolar disorder be taken?

* What medications are used to treat anxiety disorders?

* Antidepressants

* Benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety medications)

* Beta-blockers

* What are the side effects?

* How should medications for anxiety disorders be taken?

* What medications are used to treat ADHD?

* What are the side effects?

* How are ADHD medications taken?

* Are ADHD medications safe?

* FDA warning on possible rare side effects

* Which groups have special needs when taking psychiatric medications?

* Children and adolescents

* Older adults

* Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant

* What should I ask my doctor if I am prescribed a psychiatric medication?

* Alphabetical List of Medications  (page 17)

 

Cick here to view Important Considerations around medication compliance.



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