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Common Psychiatric Medications

Understanding how your medications work and what side effects might occur is important. Never adjust your medications on your own but collaborate with your psychiatric prescriber. Most medications can cause some unpleasant side effects in the beginning like fatigue, nervousness, increased energy, poorer sleep but often resolve within 1-2 weeks of starting them. Be willing to talk to your prescriber about what you are experiencing and never stop a medication suddenly on your own or you can experience unpleasant side effects like increased sadness, anxiety, sleeplessness, or irritation. Click on the box below to be taken to a link about the medication.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)

Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI)



Mood Stabilizers