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CAMH Resources relating to Medication

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CAMH Resources

 

Health and Mental Health 

 

Understanding Psychiatric Medications

This series of brochures is designed to help people better understand and make choices about psychiatric drugs. Each brochure discusses what the drugs are used for, the different types and names of drugs, their effects and their place in the treatment of mental health problems. Titles in the series include : Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Benzodiazepines and Mood Stabilizers.

 

Exposure to Psychotropic Medications and Other Substances during Pregnancy and Lactation: A Handbook for Health Care Providers

Our goal with this publication is to help primary care physicians, psychiatrists, pharmacists, obstetricians, midwives, public health nurses and nurse practitioners provide the best advice, information and care to women who are taking psychotropic medications or other substances during pregnancy and postpartum.

 

8.1 Medication: Drug therapy for mental health problems. From A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders - Part III: Medication

Includes information on Drug therapy for mental health problems, Drug therapy for substance use problems, Medication management, Medication abuse or dependence, Drug interactions, Ongoing treatment and Stopping medication

 

Treatments for OCD: Medications

An overview of the range of drug therapy options, with a discussion of side-effects and other concerns, is provided.

 

Is It Safe for My Baby? - Pain Medications

Risks and recommendations during pregnancy and breast feeding.

 

Interactions between Psychiatric Medications and Drugs of Abuse Online Course

This seven-week course explores the needs of clients who are taking prescribed medications and also have substance use problems. The course covers the most common interactions between psychiatric medications and substances of abuse.

 

Medication Assessment Program for Schizophrenia (MAPS)

The Medication Assessment Program for Schizophrenia (MAPS) offers rapid out-patient consultation services for individuals whose medication therapy is sub-optimal. This service also includes a clozapine clinic.

 

What older adults, their families and friends need to know about… Medications 

How to take medications safely.

 

Taking medication

General information about medications.

 

Addictions

 

Medications for Alcohol Dependance

Information on prescribing and using medications.

 

Other medications for smoking cessation

In addition to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), four medications in particular are useful for helping patients quit smoking.

 

8.1 Medication: Drug therapy for mental health problems. From A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders - Part III: Medication

Includes information on Drug therapy for mental health problems, Drug therapy for substance use problems, Medication management, Medication abuse or dependence, Drug interactions, Ongoing treatment and Stopping medication

 

Interactions between Psychiatric Medications and Drugs of Abuse Online Course

This seven-week course explores the needs of clients who are taking prescribed medications and also have substance use problems. The course covers the most common interactions between psychiatric medications and substances of abuse.