3. Supporting your family member’s recovery

Medications

Other medications

Other medications may also be used with antipsychotics when treating psychosis:

    Mood stabilizers may be used to treat problems with extremes in mood.
    Anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants may be used to treat co-occurring issues such as anxiety and depression.
    Anticholinergics may be used to treat the side-effects of antipsychotic medications, such as stiffness, tremors and muscle contractions.


Medication categories
Examples

Mood stabilizers


    divalproex sodium
    lithium
    carbamazepine
    lamotrigine/duloxetine

Anti-anxiety medications


    alprazolam
    lorazepam
    clonazepam
    hydroxyzine
    clonidine
    diazepam

Antidepressants


    sertraline
    escitalopram
    fluoxetine
    paroxetine
    citalopram
    venlafaxine
    bupropion
    mirtazapine
    desvenlafaxine

Anticholinergics


    cogentin
    diphenhydramine
    trihexyphenidyl