Mental Health Articles
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Featured Mental Health Articles
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Descriptions of Featured Mental Health Articles
ADD, or attention deficit disorder, is a condition that often develops in childhood. As this eMedTV article explains, people who have it typically can't stay focused on a task or sit still. This Web page takes a closer look at this condition.
Methamphetamine is a medication that may be used to treat ADHD and obesity. This eMedTV Web page features an overview of methamphetamine, including a discussion of how the prescription drug works and a list of some of its more common side effects.
Alprazolam is a prescription medication that is used for treating panic disorder and anxiety. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at alprazolam and its effects, dosage guidelines, and general precautions and warnings.
Lorazepam is a drug that is licensed to treat anxiety. This selection from the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at lorazepam, including information on its uses, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Citalopram is a drug that is used for the treatment of depression in adults. This eMedTV page explains how citalopram works to reduce depression symptoms, describes the effects of the drug, and lists possible side effects to look out for.
- Adult ADD
The exact cause of adult ADD is unknown. However, as this eMedTV page explains, most scientists agree that it's a biologically based disorder of the nervous system. This article describes the three types of adult ADD in detail, treatment, and more.
Methadone is a prescription narcotic medicine approved for treating pain and aiding in addiction treatment. This eMedTV article describes the uses and effects of the drug, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Available by prescription, bupropion is a drug that is approved to treat depression. This portion of the eMedTV library provides detailed information about bupropion dosing guidelines, strengths, and possible side effects.
Saffron is claimed to have several medicinal benefits, such as treating depression and high cholesterol. This eMedTV page offers an overview of saffron, including how it may treat several health conditions, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
- Manic Depression
People suffering from manic depression experience radical shifts in mood, energy, and ability to function. This eMedTV resource discusses the cycles associated with the condition, including symptoms of manic episodes and depression episodes.
Ginseng is an herbal supplement often used to enhance memory and mental function. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses some of the benefits of ginseng, explains how it works, and explores the safety and effectiveness of these products.
Elavil is a prescription drug used for treating depression. This eMedTV Web page covers how Elavil works, when and how to take it, conditions to let your doctor know about before you start taking it, and the medicine's potential side effects.
As an essential amino acid, phenylalanine is vital to the formation of proteins. This eMedTV page describes phenylalanine supplements in more detail, explaining the conditions they may help treat, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Kava is an herbal supplement that is often used for treating anxiety, stress, and other conditions. This eMedTV page further explains what kava is used for, explores the effectiveness of the supplement, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Varenicline is a prescription medicine that is licensed to help people stop smoking. This article from the eMedTV archives explains how varenicline works, offers general dosing information, and describes the effects of the medication.
Mirtazapine is a medicine approved for the treatment of depression. This portion of the eMedTV library explains how the drug works, describes some of its potential side effects, and offers information for those taking the medication.
SAM-e is a dietary supplement often used for treating arthritis, depression, and intrahepatic cholestasis. This eMedTV resource explores the other benefits of SAM-e, explains how to take the supplement safely, and lists possible side effects.
Buspirone is a medicine that is prescribed for the treatment of anxiety. This part of the eMedTV library describes buspirone in more detail, explains how it works to reduce symptoms of anxiety, and offers general dosing information for the drug.
Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid that is sometimes used in dietary supplements. This eMedTV segment covers some of the possible benefits of glutamine, discusses its effectiveness, and explores the safety of supplementation.
Mental Health Presentations
Presentations are collections of articles about one topic.
- Alprazolam Drug Information
- Amoxapine Drug Information
- Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine Extended Release Info
- Aripiprazole ER Injection Information
- Budeprion SR Drug Information
- Buproban Drug Information
- Bupropion Hydrobromide Drug Information
- Bupropion XL (Wellbutrin XL)
- Chasteberry Herbal Information
- Drug Information on Chlordiazepoxide and Amitriptyline
- Clozapine Oral Suspension Information
- Campral Drug Information
- Bupropion HCl SR
- Buspirone Hydrochloride (HCl) -- Information
- Atomoxetine (Strattera)
- Adult ADD Articles
- Information on ADD
- Bupropion HCl
- Bergamot Essential Oil Info
- Citalopram Hydrobromide