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General Information about Specific Medications

Research is constantly providing us with new information about the brain and the nature of mental illness and, consequently, more effective treatments, including medications. Not everyone responds to medications in the same way. Often, multiple types of medications must be assessed in order to find the one, or ones, that are the most effective for an individual.

Abilify (aripiprazole)
General information on Abilify (aripiprazole)

Adderall (amphetamine)
General information on Adderall (amphetamine)

Ativan (lorazepam)
General information on Ativan (lorazepam)

Brintellix (Vortioxetine)
General information on Brintellix (Vortioxetine)

BuSpar (buspirone)
General information on BuSpar (buspirone)

Celexa (citalopram)
General information on Celexa (citalopram)

Clozaril (clozapine)
General information on Clozaril (clozapine)

Concerta (methylphenidate)
General information on Concerta (methylphenidate)

Cymbalta (duloxetine)
General information on Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Depakote (divalproex)
General information on Depakote (divalproex)

Effexor XR (venlafaxine)
General information on Effexor XR (venlafaxine)

Fetzima (Levomilnacipran)
General Information on Fetzima (Levomilnacipran)

Geodon (ziprasidone)
General information on Geodon (ziprasidone)

Haldol (heloperidol)
General information on Haldol (heloperidol)

Intuniv (guanfacine)
General information on Intuniv (guanfacine)

Invega (paliperidone)
General information about Invega.

Klonopin (clonazepam)
General information on Klonopin (clonazepam)

Lamictal (lamotrigine)
General information on Lamictal (lamotrigine)

Latuda (Lurasidone)
NAMI fact sheet on Latuda (Lurasidone)

Lexapro (escitalopram)
General information on Lexapro (escitalopram)

Lithium
General information on Lithium

Luvox (fluvoxamine)
General information on Luvox (fluvoxamine)

Paxil (paroxetine)
General information on Paxil (paroxetine)

Prolixin (fluphenazine)
General information on Prolixin (fluphenazine)

Prozac (fluoxetine)
General information on Prozac (fluoxetine)

Remeron (mirtazepine)
General information on Remeron (mirtazepine)

Risperdal (risperidone)
General informationn on Risperdal (risperidone)

Risperdal Consta
General information on Risperdal Consta

Ritalin (methylphenidate)
General informaton on Ritalin (methylphenidate)

Seroquel (quetiapine)
General information on Seroquel (quetiapine)

Strattera (atomoxetine)
General information on Strattera (atomoxetine)

Symbyax (olanzapine/fluoxetine)
General information about Symbyax

Tegretol (carbamazepine)
General information on Tegretol (carbamazepine)

Topamax (topiramate)
General information on Topamax (topiramate).

Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)
General information on Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)

Viibryd (vilazodone)
NAMI's Fact Sheet on Viibryd (vilazodone)

Wellbutrin (bupropion)
General information on Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Xanax (alprazolam)
General information on Xanax (alprazolam)

Zoloft (sertraline)
General information on Zoloft (sertraline)

Zyprexa (olanzapine)
General information on Zyprexa (olanzapine)

About Medications
Information about medications used in the treatment of serious mental illnesses

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