Mental Health Drugs

Modern mental health drugs have various chemical structures, influence the body differently and are used to treat a variety of mental illnesses.

By their therapeutic effect, these medications are classified into several groups of drugs:

  • Stimulants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Mood Stabilizers
  • Anti-Anxiety agents

Stimulants are prescribed to treat behavioral disorders, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, or asthenic conditions. Mental health drugs from the group of stimulants help reduce symptoms intensity of mild and moderate mental disorders, which include:

  • apathy,
  • drowsiness,
  • forgetfulness,
  • lethargy,
  • cognitive dysfunction,
  • decreased performance.

One of the best stimulants is sold under the trademark Adderall. Mental health drugs that have effects similar to Adderall action are sold under dozens of different brands.

Adderall and other mental health drugs from the group of stimulants alter the balance of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Through this action, stimulants contribute to a temporary increase in concentration, motivation and performance.

Clinical trials suggest that mental health drugs from the stimulants class have a favorable safety profile. Therefore, healthy peopleoften use them,if they want to improve their cognitive function.

Doctors use mental health drugs of antipsychotics (or neuroleptics)class to treat mental illnesses, associated with psychosis. They may have a variety of effects, including:

  • sedating,
  • activating,
  • antipsychotic.

Like other mental health drugs, antipsychotics are also soldon the online pharmacies without a prescription. Antipsychotics have a high safety profile and a minimum risk of adverse reactionsin prolonged use. Due to this, antipsychotics are the drugs of choice for the lifelong treatment of mental illnesses.

Mood stabilizers are one of the most effective groups of mental health drugs, used for the treatment of alcoholism, psychopathy, organic or endogenous psychoses. The most popular drugs of this group are Lamotrigine and Lithium.

Such mental health drugs, as Lamotrigine or Lithium, allow to quickly alleviate manic, emotional or psychotic symptoms, and thus to rapidly stabilize the patientís mental status.

Mood stabilizers slow down the phase shift of affective disorders and effectively reduce:

  • dysphoria,
  • aggressiveness,
  • irascibility,
  • impulsiveness,
  • irritability.

Mood stabilizers may cause unwanted side effects. Therefore, you should assess their advantages and disadvantages before purchasing mental health drugs without a prescription. The largest class of mental health drugs are the antidepressants. These include heterocyclic and tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin and/or norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and MAO inhibitors.

Antidepressants can have different effects on the patient's body, including nootropic, stimulant, sedative or anxiolytic. Mental health drugs with the antidepressant activity are used to treat a variety of diseases, including:

  • depression,
  • agoraphobia,
  • social phobias,
  • bulimia or anorexia,
  • chronic fatigue syndrome.

Theaction mechanism of mental health drugs of the antidepressants class lies in increasing the synthesis of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain. Thus, these drugs help improve the patientísemotional and mental condition.

Anti-anxiety agentsare another large class of mental health drugs. These medications are used to reduce emotional tension, agitation, fear and/or anxiety. This group includes such drugs, as:

  • opiates,
  • barbiturates,
  • benzodiazepines,
  • non-benzodiazepines.

Mental health drugs of this class are often referred to as tranquilizers, sedatives or anxiolytics. Anti-anxiety drugs may have different effects on the patient, including:

  • hypnotic,
  • sedation,
  • muscle relaxant,
  • anticonvulsant,
  • tranquilizing,
  • awareness-inducing.

Due to such a wide range of action, patients with various types of anxiety syndromes, specific phobias, post-traumatic stress and panic may be recommended to buy mental health drugs from the group of anti-anxiety agents.