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Mental Health Medication


Many individuals are wary to treat their mental illnesses with medication, but the benefits typically outweigh the costs

While it’s understandable to feel uncertain about taking medication to treat your mental health condition, it’s important to consider doing so as a viable treatment option. Be open with your doctor about your symptoms, so they can help you weigh your treatment options and ultimately decide whether medication is the…

Why Was I Prescribed Abilify? What Are the Side Effects?

Abilify (or aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic drug that is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette’s disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. This medication is also sometimes used along with other medications to treat depression. Abilify works by restoring the balance balance of neurotransmitters, which…

Why Was I Prescribed Xanax? What Are the Side Effects?

Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine typically used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, which works by enhancing the effects of a natural chemical in our bodies called GABA and, in turn, producing a calming effect. This medication has anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, amnestic, and antidepressant properties, and…

List of Every Major Antidepressant Used Today

Antidepressants are psychiatric medications used to treat a variety of conditions, but most commonly depressive disorders. Technically speaking, they target and correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in our brains, which most likely cause major changes in our mood and behavior. Therefore, while they may not cure your underlying disorder, they…

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