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Medications are usually not the first line of treatment for many mental health conditions. But medications can be helpful. Usually the most effective treatment for anxiety, depression, and addiction is a combination of psychotherapy, stress management, and medication.

Antidepressant Medications

Learn about the choices, benefits, side effects and guidelines for antidepressants.

St John’s Wort (Natural Antidepressant)

Medical trials have shown that St. John’s Wort (hypericum) is as effective as prescribed antidepressants for mild depression and can have fewer side effects.

Anti-Anxiety Medications

Tranquilizers and sleeping pills (benzodiazepines) are sometimes used for the short-term treatment of anxiety. But they can lead to dependence and addiction. Learn about their uses, side effects, and guidelines.

Medications for Treating Alcoholism

Learn about anti-alcohol drugs: Antabuse, Disulfiram, Naltrexone, Acamprosate, side effects, and their effectiveness and limitations in treating alcohol dependence.

Tests and Tools

Free Online Mental Health Tests and Tools

Free online tests to help you decide if you have anxiety, depression, addiction, or PTSD.

Other Treatments

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a step-by-step method for identifying your negative thinking and replacing it with healthier thinking. It changes your inner dialogue and helps you overcome challenges.

Stress Management and Meditation

Stress management and meditation are being used by medicine to treat anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD. Learn how to meditate and how meditation works.

Conditions

Last Modified: August 6, 2018