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Medications for mental health issues

The Hillmorton Hospital Pharmacy has produced the following factsheets for medications used for treating mental health issues.

To find information on a medication, browse the list of medications below. You can also use the SEARCH box at the top of this page. The medications are listed by their generic names (non-brand names).

Alpha blockers for PTSD

Amisulpride

Anticholinergics

Aripiprazole

Atomoxetine

Benzodiazepines

Bupropion for depression

Buspirone

Carbamazepine

Citalopram

Clozapine

Disulfiram

Donepezil

Escitalopram

Fluoxetine

Lamotrigine

Lithium

MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) antidepressants

MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) diet

Melatonin

Mirtazapine

Moclobemide

Naltrexone

Nicotine replacement therapy while in hospital

Olanzapine long-acting injection

Olanzapine tablets

Paliperidone long-acting injection

Paroxetine

Propranolol

Quetiapine

Risperidone

Risperidone long-acting injection

Sertraline

SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) (fluoxetine, paroxetine, citalopram, escitalopram and sertraline)

Stimulant medication (methylphenidate and dexamphetamine)

Suboxone

Therapeutic drug monitoring

Tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, clomipramine, dothiepin, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline and trimipramine)

Typical antipsychotic depot injections (flupenthixol decanoate, fluphenazine decanoate, haloperidol decanoate and zuclopenthixol decanoate)

Typical antipsychotics

Valproate

Venlafaxine

Weight gain and medication-related problems

Which antipsychotic is right for me?

Ziprasidone