Medications for Mental Health Issues

Resources

What to Expect from Psychiatry
This resource describes why someone might go to a psychiatrist, how psychiatrists approach helping people, and ways to develop good communication and a working relationship between a psychiatrist and patient. [ACCFS]

Drug and Supplement Lookup

Mayo Clinic Drug and Supplement Information Database 
Look up information about the uses and interactions of prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as for herbs, supplements, and vitamins.

MedlinePlus Drugs, Herbs, and Supplements Information
Look up information about the uses and interactions of prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as for herbs, supplements, and vitamins.


Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook Written from an explicitly Christian perspective. amazon.com
Authors: Dr. Donal O'Mathuna, PhD and Dr. Walt Larimore, MD
This 510-page book explores herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and alternative therapies; what works and what doesn't. It also helps readers to discern the Christian and non-Christian approaches to holistic health.

Prescription Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance 
This website, a service of the major pharmaceutical companies, is for individuals who need help paying for prescription medications. Each drug manufacturer has its own criteria for eligibility based on family income, family size, and availability of health insurance (i.e., lack of insurance or underinsured). For those who qualify, prescription medications can be obtained at significantly reduced prices.

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."  Isaiah 41:10