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Medications and the Brain

Medications Index ADHD
Anxiety Disorders Impulse Disorders
Mood Disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Sleep Disorders Tic Disorders

Medications for Tic Disorders


  1. Neuroleptics (Geodon, Haldol, Orap, Prolixin, Risperdal, Zyprexa)
  2. Alpha-2 adrenergic agonists (Catapres, Tenex)
  3. Benzodiazepine (Klonopin)
  4. Antidepressants
    1. Tricyclics (Anafranil, Norpramin, Tofranil, Pamelor)
      (They are most commonly used in the treatment of concurrent anxiety problems or depression)
    2. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft)
      (They are most commonly used in the treatment of concurrent obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety problems, or depression. They occasionally also lead to reduction of tics.)
    3. Other (Trazedone - Desyrel)
      (It is most commonly used in the treatment of concurrent sleep disturbance, anxiety problems, or depression. It occasionally reduces tics.)

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