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What You Should Know About Psychiatry and Psychiatric Drugs

December 3, 2008 – 10:36 pm | 4,230 views

Prozac: PANACEA OR PANDORA?, by Ann Blake Tracy, Ph.D.
Prozac: PANACEA OR PANDORA?, by Ann Blake Tracy, Ph.D., is the product of five years of research, and the study of the cases of approximately 1,000 patients …

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


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 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.

Antipsychotics, Bipolar Disorder, FDA, Schizophrenia »

SEROQUEL (quetiapine fumarate) Tablets – Medication Guide

August 23, 2016 – 9:40 am | 30 views

SEROQUEL (quetiapine fumarate) Tablets – Medication Guide

Read this Medication Guide before you start taking SEROQUEL and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.

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

SEROQUEL may cause serious side effects, including:

  1. Risk of death in the elderly with dementia. Medicines like SEROQUEL can increase the risk of death in elderly people who have memory loss (dementia). SEROQUEL is not for treating psychosis in the elderly with dementia.
  2. Risk of suicidal thoughts or actions (antidepressant medicines, depression and other serious mental illnesses, and suicidal thoughts or actions).
  • Talk to your or your family member’s healthcare provider about:

∘ All risks and benefits of treatment with antidepressant medicines.

∘ All treatment choices for depression or other serious mental illness

  • Antidepressant medications may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment.
  • Depression and other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts and actions. Some people may have a particularly high risk of having suicidal thoughts or actions. These include people who have (or have a family history of) depression, bipolar illness (also called manic-depressive illness), or suicidal thoughts or actions.
  • How can I watch for and try to prevent suicidal thoughts and actions in myself or a family member?

∘ Pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This is very important when an antidepressant medicine is started or when the dose is changed.

∘ Call the healthcare provider right away to report new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, thoughts, or feelings.

∘ Keep all follow-up visits with the healthcare provider as scheduled. Call the healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you have concerns about symptoms.

Call a healthcare provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

  • Thoughts about suicide or dying
  • Attempts to commit suicide
  • New or worse depression
  • New or worse anxiety
  • Feeling very agitated or restless
  • Panic attacks
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • New or worse irritability
  • Acting aggressive, being angry, or violent
  • Acting on dangerous impulses
  • An extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
  • Other unusual changes in behavior or mood

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How Do Psychiatric Drugs Affect The Brain?

August 18, 2016 – 12:04 pm | 18 views
ow Do Psychiatric Drugs Affect The Brain

How Do Psychiatric Drugs Affect The Brain?
Like any mind altering substance, psychiatric drugs are psychoactive and alter mind and behavior by affecting brain chemistry. Their usefulness, and risks, come from changing the brain/body and altering …

Viibryd Important Risk Information

November 1, 2015 – 1:46 pm | 57 views

Viibryd Important Risk Information
VIIBRYD® (vilazodone HCI) is a prescription medicine indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.
What is the most important information I should know about VIIBRYD?
VIIBRYD and other …

Treating epilepsy

October 31, 2015 – 11:55 pm | 41 views

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 | 58 views

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 | 114 views

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 | 175 views

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


December 1, 2011 – 12:55 am | 682 views

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 | 457 views

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 | 372 views

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 | 1,113 views

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 …