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What Works For Anxiety Disorders–Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S.

August 19, 2016 – 5:42 pm | 272 views

Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S.
The following information is the most accurate and documented data available on psychiatric drug usage in the United States. The information is from IMS Health, …

Mental Health Risks

August 19, 2016 – 10:15 am | 93 views

Mental Health Risks
Mental health risks are some of the least understood aspects of psychiatric medications, and can make drug decisions and the withdrawal process very complicated. Here are some things that your doctor may not …

The Politics of Withdrawal

August 19, 2016 – 9:38 am | 73 views

The Politics of Withdrawal
In some ways the issue of coming off psychiatric drugs is deeply political. People of all economic and educational backgrounds successfully reduce or go off their psychiatric medication. However, sometimes economic privilege …

How Do Psychiatric Drugs Affect The Brain?

August 18, 2016 – 12:04 pm | 202 views

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 …

How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work?

August 18, 2016 – 11:41 am | 261 views

How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work?
Most people begin taking psychiatric medications because they are “distressed and distressing.” They are either experiencing overwhelming states of emotional distress, or someone else is distressed with their behavior and sends …

PSYCHOSTIMULANTS BRAND NAMES (GENERIC NAMES) AND SIDE EFFECTS

August 16, 2016 – 11:52 am | 212 views

PSYCHOSTIMULANTS BRAND NAMES (GENERIC NAMES) AND SIDE EFFECTS

BRAND NAMES (GENERIC NAMES)

Adderall (amphetamine and
dextroamphetamine)
Dextrostat (dextroamphetamine)
 

Benzedrine (amphetamine sulfate)
Equasym (methylphenidate)

Concerta (methylphenidate)
Focalin (dexmethylphenidate)

Cylert (pemoline – removed from the
market)
Metadate (methylphenidate)

Daytrana (methylphenidate – skin patch)
Methylin (methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Desoxyn (methamphetamine
hydrochloride)
Provigil (modafinil)
 

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate)
Ritalin …