Medication is one important aspect of mental health treatment and there are lot of options out there. Figuring out the right med combination and dosage can take a lot of time because unfortunately, the strategy is often one of guess and check.
Taking medication is not a sign of weakness or a sign that things are "really bad." Just like you would take medicine for a runny nose or a headache, taking medication for your mental health will reduce your symptoms and help you feel better.
Antidepressants - these increase serotonin levels in your brain by preventing it from being reabsorbed by your neurons.
Anti-Anxiety medications - these reduce anxiety symptoms such as panic attacks or extreme fear and worry
Mood stabilizers - these are mainly used to treat bipolar disorder and work by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. Anti-seizure medications are also used as mood stabilizers.
Anti-psychotics - these medications are used to help treat the symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar, and severe depression. They are also used in addition to other medications to treat ADHD, eating disorders, PTSD, OCD, and anxiety
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