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What is invega (paliperidone)?

What is invega (paliperidone)?

Invega (paliperidone): Invega or Paliperidone is an atypical antipsychotic medication indicated for treating schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. It is also available in as Invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) a once monthly depot. ...Read more

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What is quetiapine?

What is quetiapine?

Quetiapine: Quetiapine is the generic name for seroquel (quetiapine) and medicine which is fda approved for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It may be used for some other purposes but you should check with your prescriber. ...Read more

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What is lamictal?

What is lamictal?

Anticonvulsant: Lamictal (lamotrigine) is a sodium channel blocker acting on the central nervous system. This reduces transmission of electrical discharges in the brain to reduce seizure propagation. This drug also is a mood stabilizer useful in bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What is lithium? What is it prescribed?

What is lithium? What is it prescribed?

An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typically prescribed now for bipolar disorder, where patients have depressive and manic (elevated mood) episodes. However, lithium also is a good antidepressant in itself and is often added for major depression, and it has been proven to reduce suicide. ...Read more

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What is loxapine?

What is loxapine?

Conventional antipsy: Loxapine is a conventional antipsychotic used to treat sx of schizophrenia. Please ask your prescribing physician or a pharmacist as to reason why it was prescribed. ...Read more

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What exactly is akathisia?

What exactly is akathisia?

A Running Motor: Akathisia is a physcial sensation described as a sense of inner restlessness (a running motor). One feels the need to constanly move. Most likely caused by medications including antipsychotics and antidepressants. Usually goes away with reduction or cessation of the offending drug. Can be disabling for some. There are medications that can help reduce or eliminate it. ...Read more

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What is trazadone?

What is trazadone?

Generic Desyrel (trazodone): Trazodone (desyrel) is an antidepressant approved by the fda in 1981, and which more recently was approved in an extended release formulation. Like prozac, (fluoxetine) it blocks reuptake of serotonin -- but not as potently as Prozac (fluoxetine) does. It has more anti-anxiety and sedating qualities to it, leading many to prescribe low doses of it for sleep. ...Read more

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What is bipolar?

What is bipolar?

Changing Moods: Bipolar disorder, previously called manic depressive disorder, is a mood disorder where an individual experiences at least one major depressive episode and one manic episode. The number, frequency, duration, and intensity of these episodes is highly variable from individual to individual. Check out the following web site for more info: www.Nimh.Nih.Com/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.Shtml. ...Read more

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What is bipolar?

What is bipolar?

Bipolar Disorder: is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, ...Read more

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What is mania?

What is mania?

Mania is at the: Opposite end of the spectrum from depression. It is marked by extreme hyperactivity, e.g., not sleeping, being loud, maybe spending a lot of money or giving things away w/out thinking. Please see a mental health professional for anger management and mood disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What exactly is haloperidol?

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What exactly is haloperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol): Is an old antipsychotic agent that blocks Dopamine receptors in the brain & releaves psychotic symptoms. ...Read more

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What is hypomania?

What is hypomania?

Just "below" mania: Decreased sleep, very outgoing, energetic and competitive, increased sexuality, impulsiveness, risk-taking, fleet of mind. Often fully functioning. If associated with episodes of depression it is a "milder" form of manic-depression known as bipolar ii. Though it is often associated with heightened productivity, it should not be dismissed as having no cost-these are less visible than in full mania. ...Read more

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What is divalproex? What is it for?

What is divalproex? What is it for?

Divalproex: is used in the treatment of seizures and mood stabilization in bipolar disorders. ...Read more

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What is aderal?

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What is aderal?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): A psycho stimulant of the Amphetamine group, used mainly for ADHD treatment & also for anergic depression & for narcolepsy. ...Read more

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What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. it is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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What is aderrall?

What is aderrall?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall is a medication that is fda approved for the treatment of adhd. It is a stimulant, like ritalin (methylphenidate). It increases Dopamine in the brain. It seems to stimulate the gating mechisms in the midbrain to be more selective and that helps patients be more attentive. It comes it 4 hour pills and once a day extended release capsules. There is a related medicine called vyvnase w a new all day delivery. ...Read more

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What is trilafon (perphenazine)?

What is trilafon (perphenazine)?

Conventional antipsy: Perphenazine is a conventional antipsychotic used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and to control severe nausea and vomiting in adults. You can ask your prescribing doctor and pharmacist as to why you were given this medication. ...Read more

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What is hyperglacemia?

What is hyperglacemia?

High sugar: Hyperglycemia is inappropriately high blood sugar. Fasting sugar over 100, anytime sugar over 200...Some drugs or conditions can temporarily raise your blood sugar but if this is a consistent problem, you need to get check out for diabetes. ...Read more