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This is a quick reference of commonly prescribed psychiatric medications.  Names listed in parentheses are generics.

Medications are grouped on this page according to their commonly prescribed uses.  However, as with most medications, they may be prescribed for purposes other than the broad categories under which they are listed here.

This is a field reference for CIT officers only!  It is not intended to replace the advice of a physician.  Never change your medication regimen without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information about any of these medications and the conditions for which they may be prescribed can be found on   Just copy and paste (or type) the medication name into the search bar at the top of the homepage.  (Our license with WebMD prevents us from linking to the drug pages directly.) 

Anti-depressants Mood Stabilizers Anti-psychotics 
Prozac (Fluoxetine)  Tegretol (Carbamazepine)  Zyprexa (Olanzapine) 
Paxil (Paroxetine)  Eskalith (Lithium) *  Risperdal (Risperidone) 
Zoloft (Sertraline)  Depakote (Valproic Acid)  Seroquel (Quetiapine) 
Celexa (Citalopram)  Trileptil (Oxcarbazepine)  Geodon (Ziprasidone) 
Effexor (Venlafaxine)  Neurontin (Gabapentin)  Haldol (Haloperidol) 
Remeron (Mirtazapine)  Lamictal (Lamortrigine)  Prolixin (Fluphenazine) 
Serzone (Nefazodone)    Mellaril (Thioridazine) 
Wellbutrin (Bupropion)    Trilafon (Perphenazine) 
Elavil (Amitriptyline)    Stelazine (Trifluoperazine) 
Sinequan (Doxepin)    Navane (Thiothixine) 
Tofranil (Imipramine)*    Clozaril (Clozapine)* 
Lexapro (Escitalopram)    Abilify (Aripiprazole) 
* Medications marked with an asterisk are especially dangerous in overdose.
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