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What Do Psychiatric Drugs Do to Your Brain?

December 20, 2008 – 12:35 am | 972 views

Like street drugs and any mood or mind altering substance, psychiatric drugs alter mental states and behavior by affecting brain chemistry.
Current medical theory is that most psychiatric drugs work by changing the levels of chemicals …

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Antidepressants

Antidepressant Drugs »»» Celexa (citalopram) Luvox (fluvoxamine) Paxil (paroxetine) Prozac (fluoxetine) Zoloft (sertraline)

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotic Drugs »»» Moban Risperdal (risperidone) Seroquel (quetiapine) Stelazine Zyprexa (olanzapine)

Antimanic Agents

Mood Stabalizers »»» Depakene Depakote sprinkles Lamictal (lamatrogine) Lithium (lithium carbonate) Eskalith Lithobid

Antianxiety

Antianxiety Drugs »»» Ativan (lorazepam) BuSpar (buspirone) Klonopin (clonazepam) Valium (diazepam) Xanax (alprazolam)

Anti-Epileptic Drugs

Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are the main form of treatment for people with epilepsy. There are around 26 AEDs used to treat seizures.

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Viibryd Important Risk Information

November 1, 2015 – 1:46 pm | 16 views
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Viibryd Important Risk Information

VIIBRYD® (vilazodone HCI) is a prescription medicine indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about VIIBRYD?

VIIBRYD and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the symptoms described below, or call 911 if there is an emergency.

WARNING: SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS

Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in some people 24 years of age and younger. Watch closely for worsening depression and for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Call your healthcare provider right away if you notice any new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts or feelings. Pay particular attention when VIIBRYD is started or when the dose is changed.

VIIBRYD is not approved for use in patients under 18.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

Attempts to commit suicide; acting on dangerous impulses; acting aggressive or violent; thoughts about suicide or dying; new or worse depression, anxiety, or panic attacks; feeling agitated, restless, angry or irritable; trouble sleeping; an increase in activity or talking more than normal (mania); or other unusual changes in behavior or mood

Serotonin Syndrome: Agitation, hallucinations, coma or other changes in mental status; coordination problems or muscle twitching; fast heartbeat, high or low blood pressure; sweating or fever; nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; muscle stiffness or tightness.

Increased chance of bleeding: VIIBRYD and other antidepressant medicines may increase your chance of bleeding or bruising, especially if you take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), or aspirin.

Manic episodes: Greatly increased energy; severe trouble sleeping; racing thoughts; reckless behavior; unusually grand ideas; excessive happiness or irritability; talking more or faster than usual.

Discontinuation symptoms: Do not suddenly stop VIIBRYD without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping VIIBRYD suddenly may cause serious symptoms including: flu-like symptoms (eg, headache, sweating, nausea); anxiety, high or low mood, irritability, feeling restless or sleepy; dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, tremor, and confusion.

Seizures or convulsions.

Glaucoma (angle-closure glaucoma): Many antidepressants, including VIIBRYD, may cause an eye problem called angle-closure glaucoma. Call your healthcare provider if you have changes in your vision or eye pain. Read the full story »

Treating epilepsy

October 31, 2015 – 11:55 pm | 15 views
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Treating epilepsy
Treatment for epilepsy is used to control seizures, although not everyone with the condition will need to be treated.
It may sometimes be possible to control your epilepsy solely by avoiding things that trigger …

Psychiatric Drugs Side Effects

October 31, 2015 – 7:14 pm | 15 views
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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS—SIDE EFFECTS
Psychiatric medications treat the symptoms of mental disorders. Sometimes called psychotropic or psychotherapeutic medications, they have changed the lives of people with mental disorders for the better. Many people with mental disorders live …

Medication Guide for Antidepressant Drugs

January 31, 2015 – 2:08 pm | 61 views
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Revisions to Medication Guide
Medication Guide
Antidepressant Medicines, Depression and other Serious Mental Illnesses, and Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
Read the Medication Guide that comes with you or your family member’s antidepressant medicine.
This Medication Guide is only about …

Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride) Tablets

July 12, 2013 – 11:30 am | 130 views
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Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride) Tablets
Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – April 2013
WARNINGS
Serotonin Syndrome – The development of a potentially life-threatening serotonin syndrome has been reported with …

Antidepressant

December 1, 2011 – 12:55 am | 628 views
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An antidepressant is a psychiatric medication used to alleviate mood disorders, such as major depression and dysthymia and anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder. According to Gelder, Mayou &*Geddes (2005) people with a depressive …

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

November 30, 2011 – 11:58 pm | 408 views
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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of antidepressants considered the current standard of drug treatment. A possible cause of depression is an inadequate amount of serotonin, a chemical used in …

Methylene Blue and Psychiatric Medications

October 16, 2011 – 11:33 pm | 310 views
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FDA Drug Safety Communication: Serious CNS reactions possible when methylene blue is given to patients taking certain psychiatric medications
Safety Announcement
[07-26-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of serious central nervous system …

XEPLION® (paliperidone palmitate)

August 8, 2011 – 3:12 am | 980 views
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European Commission Approves XEPLION® for Treatment of Schizophrenia
Beerse, Belgium (March 9, 2011) — Janssen-Cilag International NV today announced that XEPLION® (paliperidone palmitate), a once monthly, long-acting injectable, antipsychotic, has received approval from the European Commission …

Abilify® Medication Guide

June 21, 2011 – 11:52 am | 618 views
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Abilify® Medication Guide
Generic name: aripiprazole
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking ABILIFY and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

May 5, 2011 – 4:24 pm | 269 views
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What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy,” is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and …