Currently the drugs are the most often treatment used to treat the symptoms of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit, hyperactivity and many others. 

Sometimes the medication is used with other treatments such as psychotherapy, in case of doubt always talk to your health care professional.

What are psychiatric medications?

The psychiatric medication is to treat mental disorders. Sometimes are called psychotropic drugs, they change the lives of people with mental disorders through a relief of symptoms. Many people with mental disorders have a better quality of life, with the help of these drugs. Without them, people with mental disorders can suffer serious and disabling symptoms.

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What drugs are used for treatment of mental disorders?

It can be used various types of antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, monoamine oxidase inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants.

Examples of benzodiazepines: alprazolam, chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, flurazepam, lorazepam, oxazepam, temazepam and triazolam.

Examples of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine and sertraline.

Examples of monoamine oxidase inhibitors: phenelzine, tranylcypromine. Examples of tricyclic antidepressants amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, imipramine, nortriptyline and protriptyline.


What are the side effects?

As with any other drug there are side effects, some people have side effects when they start taking these medications. Most side effects go away after a few days and can often be managed successfully. People who are taking psychiatric medication may experience:


Dizziness when changing position

Blurred vision

Rapid heartbeat

Sensitivity to the sun


Menstrual problems for women

Sexual problems in men

Night sweats

Among others

In case of some more persistent, talk to your doctor.

It is strongly recommended to consult a health professional before using this drugs or doing any treatments contained in this portal. 


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