Looking for the medications website HeadMeds? We have moved the information from headmeds.org.uk to here, so you can find all the information you need on medication and mental health in one place. If you are thinking about taking mental health medication, here is some general information which might help. Please note this is not medical advice. Always talk to your doctor.
Thinking about trying medication
Are you thinking about trying medication to help with your mental health? Here's some advice on how to decide if a medicine is right for you.
Who prescribes medication? And how can you get a repeat prescription? Our guide takes you through the steps of getting medication.
Getting support with your medication
It can be difficult to take medication on your own. Having friends, family, or your school or work supporting you can help.
Here are some common phrases about mental health medication explained
Amitriptyline ("Ammy-TRIP-ti-leen") can be used to treat depression
Aripiprazole ("arry-PIP-ra-zole") can be used to treat and prevent recurrence of mania
Atomoxetine ("A-tom-OX-et-een") can be used to treat ADHD
Carbamazepine ("CAR-ba-MAZ-i-peen") is a mood stabiliser