Most Popular Drugs Prescribed for Bipolar Disorder

Medication plays a key role in treating patients with bipolar disorder, both when immediate intervention is required as well as over the longer term.  This article analyses four of the most popular prescribed drugs for dealing with bipolar disorder across both manic and depressive stages. Lithobid (Lithium) Lithium is often chosen as a first line [...]

Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder

Given the complex nature of bipolar disorder, treating the condition can be difficult for patients, their families, and the medical professionals that specialize in this field.  If your knowledge of bipolar disorder is so far limited, take the time to check out the first part of our series where we looked at the question of [...]

A Balanced Approach to Antidepressants

  When we make decisions, we have to weigh the potential good of something against the potential bad.  The nature of this decision is nowhere more clear than in deciding whether or not to take a medication. Antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), have been hailed as a major scientific advance.  [...]

Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft Weight Gain

Are you taking or considering taking an SSRI antidepressant like Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft - and are you worried about the potential for weight gain? The bad news is that you have reason to worry.  The good news is that most of the weight gain takes place over time, and that it doesn't necessarily happen [...]

A Quick Guide to Depression Treatment

Depression. Are you unhappy, worried about your life, and things don't seem to matter? It might be depression.  And that should mean change of some sort.  What that means can vary: it can mean eating healthier and exercising, to seeing a therapist and taking medication. It's important to realize what we know about depression - [...]

Zoloft vs Prozac: Side Effects, Benefits

  Zoloft vs Prozac Everyone's heard of these two drugs.  They're that popular.  But what are they?  How do they compare?  And in the analysis of Zoloft vs Prozac, which comes on top? Zoloft might have a slight advantage over Prozac.  Yet they both can have serious side effects, and don't always work. [...]