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
Special Medication Precautions
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
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!
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on
18 May 2014
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.
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