For people with a mental illness such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, severe depression and/or anxiety, medication is often a key part of their treatment/management plan. There are a variety of medication options available and it can take time to find the medication that works best for each individual. What may work for one person may not work for another. Therapy is also an important part of managing mental illness, with most treatment plans combining medication and additional therapies for the best results.
Navigating and understanding what medications and therapies are available can be confusing and difficult.To help, here is a list of some of the more common types of medications used to treat the symptoms mental illnesses (updated July 2018).