Unit 69

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Psychiatric medications

Briefly describe the indications,contraindications,side effects and nursing considerations of the following.

  • Selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Anti anxiety or anxiolytic medications
  • Barbiturates and sedative hypnotics
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Medications to treat Alzheimer’s disease
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