Medication Monday: Celexa

Today’s installment of Medication Monday is taking a look at the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram). Like some of the other antidepressants I’ve discussed in this series, Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which works by adjusting the levels of various neurotransmitters in your brain.  Celexa may help with depression, and may also offer users […]

Medication Monday: CBD

It is Monday, which of course means that today’s post is another installment of Medication Monday. Today, I am talking about cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that is legal across all 50 states. While it won’t get you high, it has shown considerable promise in managing a variety of […]

Medication Monday: Thorazine 

The extra hour this weekend didn’t prevent Monday from coming, which means it is time once again for Medication Monday. This week, we are talking about Thorazine (Chlorpromazine). Thorazine is an anti-psychotic that is used to treat a variety of mood and psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, psychosis, the manic phase of bipolar disorder, and behavioral […]

Medication Monday: Buspar 

Another week has come and gone, and another Monday is here, which means it it time for another Medication Monday. This week, we are talking about Buspar (Busirone).  Buspar is used to treat anxiety. It can reduce jitters and irritability common with anxiety, and help those who battle with generalized anxiety disorder to enjoy everyday […]

Medication Monday: Wellbutrin

Today’s Medication Monday takes a look at the antidepressant Wellbutrin (Bupropion).  Unlike some of the other antidepressants that this series has covered, Wellbutrin is chemically distinct from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), instead belonging to a group of drugs known as aminoketones. However, like SSRIs, Wellbutrin can be used to improve mood, treating both major […]

Medication Mondays: Abilify

It is Monday, which means it is time for another installment of Medication Mondays. This week, I take a look at Abilify (Aripiprazole).  Abilify is an anti-psychotic. Like other mental health medications, it works to restore the chemical balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. It is used for a variety of mental health conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar […]

Medication Monday: Psychedelics

It is Monday, which means it is time to drag ourselves back to work, and that it is time for another Medication Monday. And today, I want to do something a little different. I want to go outside the normal collection mental health medications one might receive a prescription for, and instead talk about psychedelics […]