Welcome to our medication library. Within this section, you will find general information about some of the most commonly-prescribed medications for mental disorders. This information includes proper use of the medication, common side-effects, and the interactions the medication may have with other medications or over-the-counter drugs.
Essential Drug Resources
An Introduction to Medications
- An Introduction to Mental Health Medications
- Medications Give Relief from Symptoms
- Questions for Your Doctor
- Antidepressant Medications
- Antianxiety Medications
- Medications for Mania and Manic Depression
- Antipsychotic Medications
Special Medication Precautions
- Medications for Children
- Medications for Senior Citizens and the Elderly
- Medications for Women During the Childbearing Years
Within each medication, you'll find a description of the medication, what it is commonly prescribed for, and its most common side effects and contra-indications for its prescription.
Medications can be harmful when not taken exactly as prescribed by a qualified and licensed medical doctor, such as a psychiatrist. Never change the amount of medication you're taking (its dose), or type of medication you're taking without first checking with the doctor who prescribed the medication originally. Do not stop taking a medication, either, without first checking with your doctor. Why? Because if not done gradually and slowly over time, many people will experience negative side effects if they try and discontinue a medication without a doctor's guidance.
Remember, if you have a question about your medication, please, talk to your doctor!
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 May 2015
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