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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.
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.
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.
People with PDD tend to have delayed development with regard to socialization and communication skills. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including the different types, symptoms, and techniques that can improve a person's outcome.
Featured Medications
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.
Amoxapine is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of depression in adults. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at how amoxapine works and describes its possible side effects and general dosing information.
Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine extended release is a prescription medication that is used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this drug, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Aripiprazole ER injection is used to treat schizophrenia. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes this prescription antipsychotic medication in more detail, including how it works, potential side effects, safety concerns, and more.
Atomoxetine is a drug licensed to treat ADHD. This page on the eMedTV site explores the prescription medicine in detail, noting how it works, when and how to take it, possible side effects, and what to tell your doctor before taking it.
Bergamot oil may have several health benefits, such as treating skin conditions, depression, and anxiety. This eMedTV article describes other uses of the oil and offers information on possible side effects and safety concerns associated with it.
Budeprion SR is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of depression. This portion of the eMedTV library explains how Budeprion SR works, describes some of its potential side effects, and offers some information on taking the medicine.
Buproban is often prescribed to help people successfully quit smoking. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the drug, including an explanation of how it works, dosing information and strengths, possible side effects, and more.
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.
Available by prescription, bupropion hydrobromide is a drug used to treat depression. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this antidepressant, including information on how it works, tips for when and how to take it, and potential side effects.
Bupropion SR is a prescription medicine used to treat depression and help people quit smoking. This eMedTV article explains how the medication works, highlights its potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take it.
Bupropion XL is a prescription medicine that treats depression and seasonal affective disorder in adults. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to affect certain brain chemicals, outlines potential side effects of the medicine, and more.
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.
Campral is a prescription medicine that is approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence. This eMedTV article offers an overview of Campral, including information on how it works, tips on when and how to take the drug, and possible side effects.
Chasteberry is a type of plant that may have several medicinal benefits. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this supplement, including information on its possible medicinal properties, potential side effects, and general safety concerns.
Chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline is a drug that is prescribed to treat depression associated with anxiety. This eMedTV Web page explains how the combination medicine works, offers general dosing information, and describes the effects of the drug.
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.
Clozapine oral suspension is used to treat schizophrenia and suicidal behavior. This page from the eMedTV Web site describes this prescription drug in more detail, including how it works, potential side effects, safety concerns, and more.
Clozaril is a prescription drug approved to help manage symptoms of schizophrenia. This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview of the drug, including information on how it works, tips for those taking it, and potential side effects.
Desvenlafaxine is a prescription medication used for treating depression. This eMedTV Web page describes the drug in more detail, including information on its uses, effects, dosing information, and potential side effects.
Desyrel is a medication that is commonly prescribed to treat depression in adults. This section of the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works and briefly covers its dosing information and possible side effects.
Dexmethylphenidate is a prescription medication used for the treatment of ADHD. This eMedTV resource explains how dexmethylphenidate works and when and how to take it, and also covers dexmethylphenidate strengths, dosing tips, and overdose symptoms.
Dexmethylphenidate extended-release is a prescription medicine that is approved to treat the symptoms of ADHD. This eMedTV resource explains how the medication works, lists some potential side effects, and gives tips on when and how to take the drug.
Docosahexaenoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid that can help with fetal and infant development. This eMedTV segment explores other benefits of this product, describes how it works, and explains what you should know before taking the supplement.
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.
Fluvoxamine CR is a prescription medicine approved to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. This eMedTV resource describes how fluvoxamine CR works for this condition, lists side effects that may occur, and explains when and how to take this drug.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid is a supplement claimed to have several health benefits. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this product, including information on its possible uses, potential side effects, safety concerns, and more.
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.
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.
Guanfacine ER is a medication that helps treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including information on safety concerns, dosing guidelines, and side effects.
Haloperidol is a prescription medication that is used to treat psychotic disorders and behavior problems. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of haloperidol, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Iloperidone is a medication approved to treat schizophrenia. This article from the eMedTV Web library provides a complete overview of the drug, including information on how this antipsychotic medicine works, dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
The antidepressant imipramine comes in two forms -- imipramine hydrochloride and imipramine pamoate. This eMedTV article discusses the differences between the two products and explains what the drugs are used for.
Inositol is a dietary supplement used to treat a variety of different conditions. This eMedTV Web page explores various inositol uses, discusses the safety and effectiveness of the supplement, and describes potential side effects that may occur.
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.
L-methylfolate is the active form of folate and works in the body to make DNA and certain brain chemicals. This eMedTV page further describes this product, with details on its benefits in the body, whether it's effective, potential side effects, and more.
L-tryptophan is an amino acid that is used in supplement form for conditions such as depression and PMS. This eMedTV page further explains what L-tryptophan is used for, explores its effectiveness, and describes safety concerns with the supplement.
Levomilnacipran is a drug used to treat clinical depression, also called major depressive disorder. This eMedTV segment explains how levomilnacipran works to reduce depression symptoms, describes the effects of the drug, and lists possible side effects.
Librium is commonly prescribed to treat anxiety or alcohol withdrawal. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at Librium, including information on its uses, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Lisdexamfetamine, which is only available by prescription, is used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV page takes a detailed look at this drug, providing information on how it works, potential side effects, and general dosing information.
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.
Loxapine, a prescription antipsychotic medication, is used to treat schizophrenia. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an overview of the drug, including in-depth information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Lurasidone is an antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar depression. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this medication, with details on how to take it, what to discuss with your doctor, and more.
Maprotiline is a common drug licensed for treating depression. This eMedTV Web page discusses these uses in more detail, explains how the medication works, describes possible side effects that may occur, and offers links to specific information.
Marplan is a medication that is prescribed to treat depression when other antidepressants have failed. This eMedTV page explains why doctors hesitate to prescribe this drug and provides information about the product's dosing guidelines and side effects.
Mellaril is a prescription medicine that is licensed for the treatment of schizophrenia. This eMedTV Web page further describes the drug, noting in particular its effects, dosing information, strengths, and potential side effects.
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.
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.
Methylphenidate ER oral suspension is a prescription medicine approved to treat the symptoms of ADHD. This eMedTV resource explains how the medication works, lists some potential side effects, and gives tips on when and how to take it.
The methylphenidate patch (available by prescription only) is used for ADHD in children and adolescents. This eMedTV Web page explains how the patch works, describes its effects, and lists possible side effects it may cause.
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.
Molindone is a prescription drug that is licensed for treating symptoms of schizophrenia. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at molindone, providing information on how it works, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
Narcan is a medication that may be prescribed to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. This eMedTV resource describes other possible uses for this drug, lists potential side effects that may occur, and explains how the medication works.
Your healthcare provider may recommend using a nicotine inhaler to help you quit smoking. This eMedTV Web page talks about this product in detail, explaining when and how to use it, what to expect, safety precautions, and more.
Available without a prescription, the nicotine patch is used to help people stop smoking. This page from the eMedTV Web library explains how the patch works, offers general dosing information, and describes some potential side effects of the medication.
Norpramin is a prescription medicine used for treating depression. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug works, provides general dosing information, and lists some potential side effects.
Olanzapine is a medication that is used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an overview of olanzapine, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Orally disintegrating alprazolam is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. This eMedTV article provides more information about the uses and effects of this drug, and also covers dosing guidelines and potential side effects.
Oxazepam is a prescription drug that may be prescribed to treat anxiety or alcohol withdrawal. This part of the eMedTV site discusses how oxazepam works, as well as its possible side effects, available strengths, and general precautions and warnings.
Paliperidone is a drug that is licensed for treating schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. This eMedTV Web page further explores the effects of paliperidone, offers general dosing information for the drug, and lists possible side effects.
Paliperidone palmitate is prescribed to help treat schizophrenia by blocking certain brain chemicals. This eMedTV page presents a closer look at this antipsychotic drug, with details on who can use it, dosing tips, and what to discuss with your doctor.
Major depression and other mental health conditions can be treated with paroxetine mesylate. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works, discusses other conditions it is used to treat, and provides tips for how and when to take it.
Perphenazine is approved to treat schizophrenia as well as severe nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at the drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Phenelzine is an older medication commonly used to treat depression. This segment of the eMedTV archives describes the drug in more detail and offers information on how it works, potential side effects that may occur, and dosing information.
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.
Prolixin is a prescribed medication approved for treating psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. This eMedTV article explains how the drug works by affecting a certain brain chemical and discusses dosing guidelines and potential side effects.
Quetiapine XR is a drug that is approved to control the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This eMedTV page examines the medication in more detail, including how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Revia, a prescription drug, is approved to help people who have abused alcohol or opioids. This eMedTV article covers numerous topics relating to this medicine, including how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
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.
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.
The selegiline transdermal patch is a prescription drug used to treat depression in adults. This eMedTV resource describes the medication in more detail and offers information on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Serzone is a prescription drug commonly used for treating depression. This page from the eMedTV library explains how Serzone works and offers more information on its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Sublingual buprenorphine is a prescription narcotic medication approved for treating opioid dependence. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of this opioid drug, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Surmontil is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of depression in adults. This eMedTV page offers dosing information for this product, explains how the drug works, and lists side effects that may occur during treatment.
Theanine is an amino acid found in tea that is also used in dietary supplements. This segment from the eMedTV Web site explores how the supplements may work and offers more information on their uses, potential effects, and effectiveness.
Thiothixene is a drug that is approved to control the symptoms of schizophrenia. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this drug and its effects, and also offers information on its dosing guidelines and possible side effects.
Thorazine is a drug used to treat nausea and vomiting, schizophrenia, and tetanus, among other things. This eMedTV page describes other uses of this prescription medicine, offers tips on when and how to take it, and lists some if its side effects.
If you have depression, your doctor may prescribe Tofranil PM, a drug used to treat adult depression. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at this medication, including its uses, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Tranylcypromine is a prescription medicine that is used for treating depression. This part of the eMedTV archives describes tranylcypromine in more detail and lists possible side effects that may occur with the medication.
Available by prescription, trazodone ER is a drug used to treat depression. This eMedTV Web resource takes an in-depth look at this antidepressant, including information on how it works, tips for when and how to take it, and potential side effects.
Tyrosine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is also available in supplement form. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed overview of tyrosine, including information on its safety and effectiveness, possible side effects, and more.
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.
Vilazodone is commonly prescribed in the treatment of depression. This eMedTV page gives a complete overview of this product, explaining how it works to balance serotonin levels, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more.
Vivactil is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat depression in adults. This page on the eMedTV site describes the drug in more detail, including an explanation of how the antidepressant works and a list of side effects that are possible.
Available by prescription only, Vivitrol is a drug used to help people who have abused alcohol or opioids. This eMedTV page describes important features of this drug, including how it works, dosing information, side effects, and more.
Xanax XR is a prescription medicine that is approved for treating panic disorder. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this anxiety medication, explaining how Xanax XR works, its potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take the drug.
Featured Other
As with many drugs, alcohol can be misused, and this may lead to dependence (alcoholism). This eMedTV page discusses the difference between alcohol use and abuse. This page also covers possible signs of abuse and lists some treatment options.
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