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What Works For Anxiety Disorders–Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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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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Psychotropic Medication Use among Adolescents

September 8, 2016 – 10:51 pm | 104 views
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Psychotropic Medication Use among Adolescents: United States, 2005–2010
Key findings
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Approximately 6.0% of U.S. adolescents aged 12–19 reported psychotropic drug use in the past month.
The use of antidepressants (3.2%) …

ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS

September 8, 2016 – 6:15 pm | 51 views
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ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS
What makes an antipsychotic drug atypical?
Atypical drugs are associated with low extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) and are beneficial for improving the negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia.
All antipsychotic drugs improve the positive symptoms of schizophrenia …

Facts about Schizophrenia

September 8, 2016 – 10:53 am | 81 views
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Some Quick Facts about Schizophrenia

Approximately one percent of the population suffer from schizophrenia.
10 to 15 percent of those affected by the illness take their own lives, usually within the first ten years of developing the …

Antianxiety Drugs

September 7, 2016 – 7:02 pm | 96 views
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Antianxiety Drugs
 Benzodiazepines (BD) – the most effective antianxiety drugs
Antidepressants
–Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
–Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
–Heterocyclics

Mixed norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Mixed-action drugs

–Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

Buspirone
Antipsychotics (neuroleptics)
Barbiturates
Antihistamines
Clonidine
Beta-blockers
Meprobamate and derivatives
Antiepileptic drugs
Alcohol

Benzodiazepines (BD)
Mechanism of action:

Facilitate neuronal membrane inhibition by actions as …

Mental Health Medications Organized by Trade Name

September 4, 2016 – 8:14 pm | 98 views
Mental Health Medications Organized by Trade Name

Mental Health Medications Organized by Trade Name

Trade Name
Generic Name
FDA Approved Age

Combination Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Medication

Symbyax (Prozac & Zyprexa)
fluoxetine & olanzapine
18 and older

Antipsychotic Medications

Abilify
 
aripiprazole
13 to 17 for schizophrenia and bipolar; 18 and older for schizophrenia, bipolar
mania, …

Selected Facts about Mental Health in the United States

September 4, 2016 – 1:47 pm | 71 views
Facts about Mental Health in the United States

Selected Facts about Mental Health in the United States
Overview

An estimated 61.5 million Americans—about one in four adults—suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. About 13.6 million Americans, or 1 in 17, suffer …