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Psychiatric Medication

There are six main groups of psychiatric medications.

Antidepressants, which treat disparate disorders such as clinical depression, dysthymia, anxiety, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder.

Stimulants, which treat disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy and suppress the appetite.

Antipsychotics, which treat psychoses such as schizophrenia and mania.

Mood stabilizers, which treat bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder.

Anxiolytics, which treat anxiety disorders.

Depressants, which are used as hypnotics, sedatives, and anesthetics.

All must be prescribed by a licensed physician. Generally, use of psychiatric medication together with traditional psychotherapy can help a person achieve mental wellness when one or the other alone is not sufficient.

NIMH Booklet - General Overview from the National Institute of Mental Health (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/complete-index.shtml)

RxList - Internet Drug Index - Enter medication of interest in the search box. (http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp)