How To Safely Stop Taking Psychiatric & Anti-Epileptic Medications

Lots of people hit this site wanting to know how to stop taking their crazy meds. That’s understandable. There are many good reasons to stop taking the meds. There are also many bad reasons to stop taking them. I’ll try to help you sort out the good from the bad reasons. But if you do have good reasons, you have to stop taking the meds safely. Continue reading “How To Safely Stop Taking Psychiatric & Anti-Epileptic Medications” »

12 Steps to Stay On Drugs

The current version of this method is primarily for people who have the type of fun manias that are the stereotype of bipolar disorder. I’m working on a generic version of a 12 step model to stay on drugs for everyone, regardless of neurological / psychiatric disorder. However, as written, this piece may be of help to you regardless of what your condition is. Continue reading “12 Steps to Stay On Drugs” »

Loxitane

US Brand Name: Loxitane
Other Brand Names: Desconex (Spain)
Loxapac (Belgium; Canada; Denmark;  France; Greece; India; Ireland; Netherlands; Portugal; Spain; Taiwan; United Kingdom)
Generic Name: loxapine succinate Continue reading “Loxitane” »

Celexa And Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a mental illness that manifests itself as mood swings or mood cycling between depressed, manic, or normal moods. There are two types of bipolar disorder. The first type, sometimes called raging bipolar, manifests itself as almost constant mild mania, with periods of sever mania alternating with depression. Continue reading “Celexa And Bipolar Disorder” »

About Bipolar II Disorder

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depressive disorder. It is a mental illness that presents itself as mood swings or mood cycling. Many people do not realize that there are actually two types of bipolar disorder. Bipolar I disorder is typically defined as raging mood cycling with episodes of extreme mania and depression, as well as the occasional mixed episode. Bipolar I patients may also experience psychotic or hallucinating symptoms. Continue reading “About Bipolar II Disorder” »

Medications For Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder, is a mental health condition that causes patients to experience mood swings such as periods of depression, mania, hypomania, or mixed episodes. There are many treatment options for bipolar disorder, but most cases of bipolar disorder are treated with a combination of medications and counseling or therapy. Continue reading “Medications For Bipolar Disorder” »

Desyrel

US Brand Names: Desyrel, Sideril, Trazalon; Trazonil
Other Brand Names: Azonz (Finland)
Beneficat (Argentina)
Bimaran (Argentina)
Deprax (Spain)
Depresil (Philippines) Continue reading “Desyrel” »

Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by major mood swings between feeling really “high” and really “low.” The mood swings are different from naturally occurring mood changes that everyone experiences. Continue reading “Bipolar Disorder” »