Dr. Gadi Psychiatric Clinic
2020 Dr. Gadi Psychiatric Clinic

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics are a type of psychoactive drug used to treat psychosis or to those who suffer loss of contact with reality; among these are schizophrenia, delusional disorders, and mental disorganization. Antipsychotic drugs are divided into two groups: typical and atypical used to treat differing types of psychosis. The first typical antipsychotic drugs have a sedating and tranquilizing effect on the patient, aiding to his or her recovery.

Mood Stabilizers

A mood stabilizer is used to remedy unstable mood shifts such as bipolar disorder where this type of drug controls frequent mood changes from mania, hysteria and major depression. Most mood stabilizers are also anticonvulsants where are used in the prevention of epileptic seizures. People suffering from seizures have an abnormal brain wave pattern produced by excessive firing of neurons or nerve cell discharges. This causes involuntary movement, confusion and emotional outbursts.

Antidepressants

Depression is characterized by feelings of sadness and despair which can be treated with prescription medicine. Antidepressants such as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors inhibit the metabolism of serotonin and norepinephrine to low levels to cure depression. Another type of antidepressant is the monoamine oxidase inhibitor which blocks the metabolic enzyme that blocks serotonin and norepiephrine. Like all psychotherapy, counseling is used in conjunction with drugs to change the patient’s lifestyle into a more positive one.
MEDICATIONS

Common Psychiatric Drugs

Psychiatric drugs are government-approved medicine that significantly changes mood and behavior to normalize altered mental states and treat mental illness. These types of medicines are generally made artificially by a chemical process of synthesis. Although a few other drugs are made up of naturally occurring chemicals such as plant and animal extracts. Psychiatric medicines require a prescription from a licensed psychiatrist. Patients are also screened for possible side effects.

Stimulants

Stimulants stimulate the central nervous system increasing mental alertness, extended waking state and lowers fatigue for a short duration. Stimulants are often prescribed to patients suffering from lethargy. Stimulants can be addictive to some patients especially those with a history of drug abuse.

Hypnotics

Hypnotics are drugs with help relieve insomnia and alleviates abnormal sleeping patterns. Hypnotics can also be used in patients suffering from anxiety and depression and can be used as anesthesia during surgery. Hypnotics have a sedating effect on the nervous system and are also a muscle relaxant.
Dr. Gadi
2016 Dr. Gadi Psychiatric Clinic

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics are a type of psychoactive drug used to treat psychosis or to those who suffer loss of contact with reality; among these are schizophrenia, delusional disorders, and mental disorganization. Antipsychotic drugs are divided into two groups: typical and atypical used to treat differing types of psychosis. The first typical antipsychotic drugs have a sedating and tranquilizing effect on the patient, aiding to his or her recovery.

Common Psychiatric Drugs

Psychiatric drugs are government-approved medicine that significantly changes mood and behavior to normalize altered mental states and treat mental illness. These types of medicines are generally made artificially by a chemical process of synthesis. Although a few other drugs are made up of naturally occurring chemicals such as plant and animal extracts. Psychiatric medicines require a prescription from a licensed psychiatrist. Patients are also screened for possible side effects.

Mood Stabilizers

A mood stabilizer is used to remedy unstable mood shifts such as bipolar disorder where this type of drug controls frequent mood changes from mania, hysteria and major depression. Most mood stabilizers are also anticonvulsants where are used in the prevention of epileptic seizures. People suffering from seizures have an abnormal brain wave pattern produced by excessive firing of neurons or nerve cell discharges. This causes involuntary movement, confusion and emotional outbursts.

Antidepressants

Depression is characterized by feelings of sadness and despair which can be treated with prescription medicine. Antidepressants such as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors inhibit the metabolism of serotonin and norepinephrine to low levels to cure depression. Another type of antidepressant is the monoamine oxidase inhibitor which blocks the metabolic enzyme that blocks serotonin and norepiephrine. Like all psychotherapy, counseling is used in conjunction with drugs to change the patient’s lifestyle into a more positive one.

Stimulants

Stimulants stimulate the central nervous system increasing mental alertness, extended waking state and lowers fatigue for a short duration. Stimulants are often prescribed to patients suffering from lethargy. Stimulants can be addictive to some patients especially those with a history of drug abuse.

Hypnotics

Hypnotics are drugs with help relieve insomnia and alleviates abnormal sleeping patterns. Hypnotics can also be used in patients suffering from anxiety and depression and can be used as anesthesia during surgery. Hypnotics have a sedating effect on the nervous system and are also a muscle relaxant.