Mental health medications are the primary treatment for many disorders. They are also used in conjunction with talk therapies. Different medications are used for different disorders, but some medications can be used to treat problems other than those listed here.
- Antidepressant Medications
Antidepressants are commonly prescribed to treat depression. Evidence suggests that antidepressants save lives, but they should be used cautiously in children and adolescents.
- Antipsychotic medications
These medications are the main treatment for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
- Anxiety medications
Anxiety medications are often helpful in treating anxiety, but they are usually not the primary treatment. Talk therapy or other cognitive or behavioral therapies can also be helpful.
- Bipolar Disorder Medications
Several different medications are used to treat bipolar disorder. These drugs can help stabilize moods in patients with manic depression.