What are medications for mental illnesses?
Deciding whether to start your child on medication can be a difficult decision. Below we have printable information on the use of specific medications in children and youth.
Medications for treating mental illnesses are also sometimes called psychiatric medications. These medications are used to treat the symptoms of many mental illnesses. These medications are prescribed by doctors, such as family physicians and psychiatrists, and are often used with other treatments such as counselling or psychotherapy. They can play and important role in treating many mental illnesses.
When discussing the use of psychiatric medications with your doctor, open communication can help to find the right psychiatric medication(s) for you child or youth. To learn more about medications for mental illnesses, listen to our podcast on this topic.