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 meds may 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.
- Neurotransmitters and receptors
- Pharmacology fundamentals – how medications behave within the body, and how interactions occur
- Mood stabilizers
- Anxiolytics and sedatives
I’ve written this book from the perspective that medications can be a powerful tool against mental illness; however, 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.
There’s more information on the Psych Meds Made Simple book page, including snippets of reviews.
Other purchase options
On the Mental Health @ Home Store, you’ll always find the lowest price on Psych Meds Made Simple. It’s also available as part of a discounted Mental Health Book Series bundle.
This e-book is available for download in .mobi (Kindle) and .epub format.
Psych Meds 101
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