Medications

In the rapidly changing (and information exploding) world of health care, where does one go to find timely, accurate, and unbiased information? While there are scores of printed texts, these become rapidly out of date. The best way to keep up is on the internet. Fortunately, there are several well-regarded sites.

eMedicine (www.emedicine.com) is updated daily.

Epocrates, a publicly listed company, has a free general online service available to those who register. (https://online.epocrates.com/noFrame/)

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in simple language

National Alliance on Mental  Illness: NAMI has a useful page on its website for medications.

Also, the The NIMH-funded Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) Study was a nationwide public health-focused clinical trial that compared the effectiveness of older (first available in the 1950s) and newer (available since the 1990s) antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia (i.e., Zyprexa, Seroquel, Risperidal, and Geodon). To learn more about this important study, click here.

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