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Drug Treatment for People with Mood Disorders.


Discussions of issues in psychopharmacology.

(See below for material on specific medications.)


Determine if your psychiatrist is truly an expert in psychopharmacology.

How drugmakers donít just control medical practice; they also undermine top medical journals and skew medical research.

An introduction to psychiatric medications from the NIMH.

Look up specific drugs using National Library of Medicine database.

Brain changes with successful antidepressant trreatment.

How drug companies bribe doctors to prescribe their products.

An example of how drug compnies go about promoting their products.

Gorman's Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs. (An important book)

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): A neglected class of antidepressants.

Foods to enjoy and foods to avoid when taking an MAO inhibitor.

Nortriptyline not SSRIs for more than mild depression.

Clinical drug trials at Columbia.

Future drug treatments for depression.

Drugs, brains, and behavior: An introduction to psychopharmacology.

The treatment of depression: The newer pharmacotherapies.

Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa: Are they significantly different?

Another discussion of SSRI similarities and differences.

A Q&A on the treatment of the sexual side-effects of SSRIs.

Augmentation strategies in the treatment of depression.

Lithium and pregnancy.

Augmentation strategies in the treatment of resistant depression.

Authoritative information on individual drugs.

Internet Drug Index --- look up any drug.

Generic and trade names of psychiatric medications.

Books on the psychopharmacologic treatment of depression.

Uses of antidepressants.

The use of stimulants with antidepressants.

An introduction to the drug treatment of people with depressions.

Goldberg scales to measure the effectiveness of psychopharmacologic treatment.

> Psychologists discuss psycologists prescribing medications.

Essential Psychopharmacology : Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications. (An important book)

St. John's Wort for people with depression?

An algorithm for the treatment of depression.

Antidepressant treatment and the biology of depression. Foodsd to totally avoid while taking an MAO inhibitgor.


More on foods to avoid when you take an MAO inhibitor.

Buying medications online: Advice from the FDA.

Paroxetine (Paxil), murder, and suicide: A lawyers perspective.

The SSRI withdrawal syndrome.

Essential Psychopharmacology of Depression and Bipolar Disorder. (An important book)

Depression made worse by aspartame (Equal, NeutraSweet).

Neuroanatomy of the placebo response.

Long-term side-effects of SSRIs.

Psychopharmacologic treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder.

A critical analysis of the "Chemical Imbalance" hypothesis.

Why doctors should keep drug company representatives out of their offices.

Treating depression in people with Bipolar Disorder.

Atypical antipsychotics and diabetes.

More on psychiatric drugs and weight gain.

Predicitng which individuals will develop mania when treated with antidepressants.

SSRIs for pregnant and breast feeding women.

How antidepressants work.

Stabilizing depression in Bipolar Disorder.

Drug therapy to reduce suicidal risk in people with Bipolar Disorder

Do SSRIs induce suicidal thinking and/or behavior?

Instant Psychopharmacology: A Guide for the Nonmedical Mental Health Professional. (An important book

Pharmacologic activity and antidepressant efficacy,

The importance of long-term antidepressant treatment.

Mood stabilizers and suicide in people with Bipolar Disorder.

The use of Ginkgo to reverse the sexual side-effects of antidepressants.

Applied clinical psychopharmacology.

An introduction to pharmacokinetics.

Augmenting SSRIs in individuals with treatment-resistant depressions.

Deliberate self-harm and antidepressants.

To sell more drugs, drug companies regularly present inaccurate information to physicians.

Free medications for those who cannot afford them.

Anticonvulsants as mood stabilizers.

Interactions between herbal and psychotropic medications.

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy.

More on antidepressants during pregnancy

Amsternam's Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders : Diagnosis and Treatment. (An important book)

About the serotonin syndrome and the neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

Check drug-drug interactions.

Cellular mechanisms of mood stabilizers

Clinically used drugs that are metabolized by cytochrome P450.

Lithium augmentation for treatment-resistant depression.

Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy. (An important book)

Natural treatments for female sexual dysfunction.

Lactation and psychiatric medications.

Mechanisms of mood stabilization by medications.

Medications for Bipolar Disorder.

Addresses and phone numbers of companies manufacturing drugs.

Treating depression in children with cancer.

Psychiatric medications during pregnancy and lactation.

The dangers of melatonin.

Antipsychotic pharmacotherapy.

Drugs versus placebo for the treatment of dysthymia.

Treatment of schizoaffective disorder.

An analysis of some problems with the FDA's way of regulating drugs.

Psychopharmacology in Turmoil: an ethical or scientific crisis?

To what extent are responses to antidepressants placebo responses?

World Health Organization's Guide to Good Prescribing.

Report severe side-effects of drugs to the F.D.A.

Eleven unethical practices of managed care.

About "alternative medicine."

Effects of in utero exposure to antidepressants on neurodevelopment.

Report unusual drug reactions to the drug's manufacturer.

The use of vitamin E to treat people with tardive dyskinesia.>

Tips on many aspects of psychopharmacology

Serotonin precursors as a treatment for depression.

The process by which a drug is approved by the F.D.A.

The treatment of hypothyroidism requires T-3 (Cytomel) in addition to T-4 (Synthroid).

Is violence or suicide associated with fluoxetine (Prozac) use?

Differences in SSRI antidepressants.

The role of SSRIs in psychiatry.

The drug development and approval process.

Still more on the sexual side-effects of antidepressants.

Prescription privileges for psychologists?

Sign up to be notified of new drugs for mood disorders.

Search for information on drugs, using the trade or generic name.

The newer anticonvulsants as a treatment for Bipolar Disorder.

Impact of mood stabilizers on suicide in people with Bipolar Disorder.

Should psychologists be allowed to prescribe psychiatric medications?


Discussions of Specific Medications


Information on drugs by generic or trade names.

About amitriptyline (Elavil).

About amoxapine (Asendin).

About bupropion (Wellbutrin / Zyban).

About buspirone (BuSpar).

About carbamazepine (Tegretol).

Read about citalopram(Celexa).

About clonazepam (Klonopin).

About dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine).

Is there a role for DHEA in rational therapeutics?

More on DHEA as a treatment for depression.

About doxepin (Sinequan).

More information on doxepin (Sinequan)

Read abour duloxetine (Cymbalta)

About fluvoxamine (Luvox).

About fluoxetine (Prozac).

Kramers's Listening to Prozac. (An important book)

About gabapentin (Neurontin) [An FAQ].

An FAQ on hypericum (St. John's Wort).

National Institute of Mental Health to study St. John's Wort.

About imipramine (Tofranil).

Inositol and depression.

Insositol for those not responding to SSRIs.

About lamotrigine (Lamictal) [An FAQ].

Lamotrigine for rapidly-cycling bipolar disorder.

Lamotrigine for treatment-resistant Bipolar Disorder.

Information about lithium.

Lots of authoritative information about lithium.

Use of lithium in Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorders.

How lithium controls both depression and mania.

Lithium discontinuation and subsequent effectiveness.

Is lithium still worth using?

The anti-suicidal effects of lithium.

More on the anti-suicidal effects of lithium.

About methylphenidate (Ritalin).

About mirtazapine (Remeron).

About moclobemide (Manerix).

About naltrexone (ReVia).

Results of a MEDLINE search of nefazodone (Serzone).

About nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor).

Olanzapine (Zyprexa) as a treatment for acute mania.

Omega-3 fatty acids as a treatment for Bipolar Disorder.

More on Omega-3 fatty acids as a treatment for Bipolar Disorder.

The Omega-3 Connection: The Groundbreaking Anti-depression Diet and Brain Program (An important book)

About paroxetine (Paxil).

About phenelzine (Nardil).

More information about phenelzine (Nardil).

A Web site for people taking phenelzine (Nardil)

The potentiation of the antidepressant effects of SSRIs by pindolol.

Why pindolol is usually prescribed in inadequate amounts to potentiate antidepressants.

Pramipexole (Mirapex) for unipolar and Bipolar Depression.

More on pramipexole (Mirapex) as a treatment for depression.

Still more on Mirapex and depression.

About protryptaline (Vivactil)

The price of Prozac.

About reboxetine - MEDLINE search results.

About Ritalin (methylphenidate).

S-adenosyl-L-methionine(S-adenosylmethionine, SAM, SAM-e) as a treatment for depression.

About sertraline (Zoloft).

An FAQ about sertraline (Zoloft).

More information about sertraline (Zoloft).

Still more information about sertraline (Zoloft).

Sertraline (Zoloft) during pregnancy.

Sertraline (Zoloft) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Abstracts of journal articles on sertraline (Zoloft).

About Sinequan (doxepin).

About the SSRIs (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa.)

An FAQ on St. John's Wort (hypericum).

Listen to Peter Whybrow discuss thyroid hormones for the treatment of refractory Bipolar Disorder.

Topiramate (Topamax) for people with treatment-resistant Bipolar Disorders---An FAQ.

Topiramate (Topamax) looks good for Bipolar Disorder.

About tranylcypromine (Parnate).

About tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs).

Valproate (Depakote) and Bipolar Disorder.

More on valproate and Bipolar Disorder.

About venlafaxine (Effexor).

About Zoloft.

About zolpidem (Ambien).

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