Medications for Treatment

At Mend Psychiatry, our psychiatrists may prescribe medications to help treat mental health conditions. Medications used to treat the symptoms of mental disorders work to alter chemical signaling and communication within your brain, which can minimize some symptoms of certain psychiatric conditions.

Sometimes called psychotropic or psychotherapeutic medications, psychiatric medications have historically impacted and changed the lives of people with mental disorders for the better. Many people with mental disorders live fulfilling lives with the help of these medications. Without them, people with mental disorders might suffer debilitating symptoms. If you have any questions about medications that are used in psychiatric treatment or how they may benefit you, contact us today.

Prescribing Medications

Side effects can occur when taking medications for mental illness. At Mend Psychiatry, we take into account a variety of important considerations before prescribing medication to our clients, including:

  • Type and severity of the mental disorder
  • Age, sex, and body size
  • Physical illnesses
  • Habits like smoking and drinking
  • Liver and kidney function
  • Genetics
  • Other medications and herbal/vitamin supplements


Choosing the right medication, the quantity of dosage, and the treatment plan should be based on a person’s individual needs and medical situation and prescribed by a doctor. Psychiatrists commonly prescribe medications in combination with psychotherapy. Some of the designations of the medications that we can select from are:

  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Hypnotics
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Sedatives and anxiolytics
  • Stimulants

Mend Psychiatry has every intention of giving all of our clients the best opportunity to help quell their mental struggles and live a life that is fulfilled and renewed. To discover how we can help you diagnose and address your mental health symptoms and struggles, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Antidepressants help relieve depression by affecting these neurotransmitters, sometimes called chemical messengers, which aid in communication between brain cells. Each type of antidepressant affects these neurotransmitters in slightly different ways.

Antidepressants may be used to help treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders


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Antipsychotic medications.

Antipsychotics, also known as neuroleptics, are a class of psychotropic medication primarily used to manage psychosis, principally in schizophrenia but also in a range of other psychotic disorders.

Antipsychotic drugs don't cure psychosis but they can help to reduce and control many psychotic symptoms, including: delusions and hallucinations, such as paranoia and hearing voices, anxiety and serious agitation, incoherent speech and muddled thinking.

Antipsychotics may be used to help treat:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder


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Hypnotics are medications used to induce, extend, or improve the quality of sleep, and to reduce wakefulness during sleep.

Hypnotics may be used to help treat:

  • Insomnia
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Mood stabilizers.

Mood stabilizers are psychiatric medications that help control swings between depression and mania. They’re prescribed to restore neurochemical balance by decreasing brain activity.

Mood stabilizers may be used to help treat:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
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Sedatives and anxiolytics.

Sedatives, or central nervous system depressants, are a group of drugs that slow brain activity. People use these drugs to help them calm down, feel more relaxed, and get better sleep.

Sedatives may be used to help treat:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Seizures

Anxiolytics, or anti-anxiety drugs, are a category of drugs used to prevent anxiety and treat anxiety related to several anxiety disorders.

Anxiolytics may be used to help treat:

  • Anxiety Disorders
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Stimulants are a group of drugs that heighten wakefulness and alertness, diminish fatigue, and provoke feelings of energy and well-being.

Stimulants may be used to help treat:

  • ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Depression
  • Brain Dysfunction

Reach Out Today!

It’s important not to attempt a self-diagnosis of any specific mental health conditions, but rather to take notice and be aware of triggers, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that feel unhealthy or disrupt your everyday life. We are often hyper-aware of conditions related to flaws in our physical health, but mental health is equally important. Determining whether or not to see a psychiatrist often requires a candid self-assessment of your symptoms and day-to-day experiences. To even make this amount of individual progress is a significant step in the right direction toward achieving quality mental health. If you are experiencing the symptoms of mental health conditions it is essential to seek help and guidance in treating them.