Chapter 200: Psychiatric Medications

Four major classes are commonly used in adults: (1) antidepressants (ADs), (2) anxiolytics, (3) antipsychotics, and (4) mood-stabilizing agents. All physicians should become familiar with one or two drugs in each of the first three classes so that the indications, dose range, efficacy, potential side effects, and interactions with other medications are well known.

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