Psych Meds Made Simple

psych meds made simple

My first book, Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do by Ashley L. Peterson, is now available on Amazon as an ebook or paperback!

Here are the links for the UK site and the Canadian site.

People living with mental illness are often left out of the loop when it comes to understanding how exactly medications work.  This book will explain pharmacology in a simplified, accessible way to help you understand the effects, both positive and negative, of psychiatric medications and why these effects occur.  It’s everything you didn’t realize you wanted to know about medications!

Psych Meds Made Simple begins with the essentials of pharmacology and then moves on to cover all the major classes of psychiatric medications.  You’ll learn why one medication in a particular class might be a better fit for you than another.  Are you having weight gain from your medication?  You’ll find out why, and what other medications might be less likely to have the same side effect.

I’ve pulled together what I’ve learned in my training as a nurse and (former) pharmacist and years of clinical experience, added in my personal perspective from having taken many of these medications, and distilled it all down to the essential elements you need to know.

Chapter list:

  • Neurotransmitters and receptors
  • Pharmacology fundamentals
  • Antidepressants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antipsychotics
  • Anxiolytics and sedatives
  • Stimulants
  • Putting the pieces together

I’ve written this book from the perspective that medications can be a powerful tool against mental illness, but they’re not a cure and they should never be the only tool in your toolbox.  The more you know, the better position you’re in to make decisions about your own health and illness.

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And coming later this year from Mental Health @ Home Books…

My next book, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, will be out this fall.

 

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