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Examples Of Tranquilizers
Restlessness: Psychomotor agitation, which is common in depression, mania, and schizophrenia, refers to difficulties "staying still, " either mentally, with thoughts bouncing around all over the place, or physically, with restlessness and a sense of constantly needing to be on the move. Unfortunately, some medications used to treat these disorders also can cause similar symptoms, so monitoring is essential. ...Read more
What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?
Depends: After taking medications like Haldol (haloperidol) for an extended period of time, some have something called withdrawal dyskinesias when stopping those medications. This means abnormal muscle movements which should go away in time. The other problem can be a return of the symptoms which were present in the first place for which the meds were prescribed, like psychosis. Check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Many types: There are many types of drugs that are used to treat the symptoms of parksinson's disease. The mainstay of treatment are the dopaminergic medications include Levodopa (in various combinations) and the Dopamine agonists (e.g., rasagiline, ropinirole, etc). Other medications such as anticholinergics are to treat other manifestations of the disease. See: www.Parkinsons.Org & www.Michaeljfox.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some examples of some of the safer antipsychotic medications for a lifetime of treatment?
Antipsychotic: Different medications fit different patients and their symptoms. All anti-psychotic medications have side effects but most importantly they may not be equally effective for you. Sometimes, you may need to go on a medication with more side effects just to get you to feel better. This should be talked over with your psychiatrist. ...Read more
Psychiatric illness: There are too many examples to enumerate. Psychiatric illness manifests itself as producing considerable distress in the person's life, and hindering his or her performance in the educational, laboral or social areas of functioning. It is necessary to reach a diagnosis of the illness in order to treat it, done by primary care or general physicians, or psychiatrists and mental health workers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many kinds: Stimulants are drugs that activate physiological processes by acting on neurotransmitters. Caffeine based products liked Vivarin (caffeine) are an example. Decongestants containing pseudoephedrine & phenylephrine also have stimulant effects. All stimulants are dangerous when taken to excess & should only be used as directed. Consult your primary care doctor if you feel you feel chronically tired or drowsy. ...Read more
Yes: Sx of moodiness and sleeping disorders are very broad. Have yourself checked medically first to see if there're no medical reasons for your sx. In any case, work on a sleep hygiene to deal with sleep issues and you can monitor your mood through a diary/journal to see what contributes to the moodiness (to find out the triggers). Find a mental health professional to guide you through the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescription : Appetite suppressants prescribed by your doctor are legal. Appetite suppressants sold otc as supplements are legal but dangerous. Appetite suppressants bought over the internet could be anything including illegal substances or bogus medicine. Any street drug that affects appetite is illegal. ...Read more
Depends!: Listed as an uncommon side-effect, but usually not. Coming off them is more likely, since the drugs decrease sympathetic nervous system activity. So if you mean "rebound" in stopping, yes! ...Read more
What are the side effects of anti depressant/anti anxiety pills or other medicine used for mental illnesses?
Side-effect: This response needs a whole book to write. Every group of medicines has its own side-effects. I can respond better if u would specify which medicine. ...Read more