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List of psychotropic medications

List of medications which are used to treat psychiatric conditions that are on the market in the United States. Template:Compact ToC

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  • Effexor - an antidepressant of the SSNRI (or SNRI) class
  • Elavil - a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), less commonly used these days as an antidepressant or to treat psychiatric conditions (considered a first line treatment option for neuropathic pain)
  • Eskalith - a salt of Lithium, which is a mood stabilizer used to prevent bipolar disorder.

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  • Fluoxetine - (Prozac) is an SSRI drug used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
  • Fluvoxamine - (Luvox) is the first SSRI drug. It is indicated to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (US) and both OCD and depression elsewhere in the world.

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  • Haldol - a "typical" antipsychotic, one of the oldest, usually given in conjunction with "cogentin", an antiparkinsonic. This is due to the high occurrence of tardive dyskinesia on patients with prolonged Haldol use.

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  • Mellaril - an antipsychotic, today rarely used

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  • Paxil - an SSRI antidepressant, used frequently to treat depression and anxiety disorders
  • Phenelzine - (Nardil)-MAOIs for depression
  • Pristiq - an SNRI antidepressant
  • Prolixin - an antipsychotic
  • Prozac - an SSRI antidepressant
  • Phenobarbital- a barbiturate, sedative and hypnotic properties

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  • Quetiapine an antipsychotic drug mainly used to treat schizophrenia

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  • Remeron - an antidepressant which is often used as a sleep aid
  • Restoril - a sleep aid of the benzodiazepine class
  • Risperdal - an "atypical" antipsychotic
  • Ritalin - a stimulant used to treat ADHD/ADD

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  • Saphris - an atypical antipsychotic
  • Serax - anti -anxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class, often used to help during detoxification from alcohol or other drugs of abuse
  • Sertraline HCl an SSRI class anti-depressant (brand name Zoloft)
  • Seroquel - an "atypical" antipsychotic, sometimes is used as a sleep aid when given in low doses
  • Serzone- an "atypical" antidepressant
  • Stelazine - an older antipsychotic, today rarely used
  • Strattera - a non-stimulant medication used to treat ADD/ADHD
  • Sycrest - an atypical antipsychotic

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  • Thorazine - an older antipsychotic, although highly effective it is rarely used today because of the high occurrence of serious side effects
  • Topamax - a mood stabilizer, also used for migraine headaches
  • Trazodone - atypical antidepressant, most typically used now as a sleep aid
  • Trileptal - a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder

tegretol- antiseizure that can also be used for mood disorder

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  • Valium - anti-anxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class
  • Vistaril - an antihistamine for the treatment of itches and irritations, an antiemetic, as a weak analgesic, an opioid potentiator, and as an anxiolytic.
  • Vyvanse - a stimulant used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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  • Xanax - an antianxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class

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