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What Works For Anxiety Disorders–Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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


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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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SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome

December 10, 2010 – 4:34 am | 370 views

SSRI discontinuation syndrome

When was the SSRI discontinuation syndrome first recognized?
Reports began to emerge soon after the SSRIs were introduced in the late 1980s.
How common is it? The incidence and prevalence of this syndrome is …


December 9, 2010 – 6:51 pm | 555 views


What are antipsychotics used for?
Antipsychotics are usually used to help treat people with schizophrenia and similar conditions such as psychosis. They are also used to treat other problems such as mania, hypomania and …


December 8, 2010 – 9:15 pm | 719 views

Benzodiazepines – Pronounced: ben-zo-dye-az-e-peens
What are benzodiazepines used for?
Benzodiazepines are a group of medicines usually used to relieve the symptoms people may have with anxiety (feeling tense, fearful or on edge) and insomnia (not being able …

Discontinuing Antidepressants

December 8, 2010 – 8:54 pm | 404 views

Discontinuing Antidepressants – what you need to know
Are antidepressants addictive?
Antidepressants do not cause an addiction as with opioid drugs (such as heroin), barbiturates, amphetamines (speed), alcohol and nicotine. This means that taking your medicine regularly …

Tricyclic Antidepresants

December 8, 2010 – 2:12 am | 609 views

Tricyclic antidepresants
What are tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) used for?
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are a group of medicines usually used to help treat people with depression. Medicines are often used to treat more than one condition, so if …

The Side Effects Of Common Psychiatric Drugs: Lithium

December 2, 2010 – 5:12 am | 635 views

The Side Effects Of Common Psychiatric Drugs: Lithium

Brand Names (generic names):
Cibalith-S (lithium)
Eskalith (lithium)
Lithane (lithium)
Lithizime (lithium)
Lithobid (lithium)
Lithonate (lithium)
Lithotabs (lithium)
Side Effects:
Birth defects if given to a
pregnant woman
Blackout spells
Blurred vision
Cardiac arrhythmia
Change in the ability to …