"This, to me, is a must-have resource for today's mental health." Daniel A. Hoffman, M.D., Neuropsychiatrist

"A systematic yet approachable view of mental illness and the drugs used to treat it." Kirkus Discoveries

Flash: Medicines placed as a Finalist in the
National Indie Excellence 2008 Book Awards!

Medicines for Mental Health: The Book
When I could not find a comprehensive guide to psychiatric medications, written for the educated layperson, I wrote my own. If you have a mental illness, or care for someone who does, this is the book for you. It will tell you what you need to know to feel better, or to help someone who is ill.

Buy it now!
Your steps on the road to wellness:
  1. Read the book, and learn. 
  2. Take it to your doctor.
  3. Discuss your options.
  4. Find the right medication.
  5. Get well sooner.
Why wait? 

Medicines for Mental Health: The Kindle Version
Kindle is a new wireless reading device from Amazon.com. It provides the portability of a printed book with the search, navigation, and hyperlink ability of a Web site. Click to get the Kindle version of Medicines for Mental Health.

Medicines for Mental Health:
The Web Version

The complete content of the book is also available online here, at no charge. It's not as portable as the book, but it adds hyperlinks to in-depth prescribing information. Click to read the Web version of Medicines for Mental Health.

Detailed Prescribing Information
If you need in-depth information about a particular medication, look in the Prescription Medication pages, where I have gathered prescribing information from manufacturers and other sources.

Nom dePlume's
Guide to Medicine for
Mental Health

Welcome to my Web site.

I am a physicist with an interest in medical treatments for mental illness. My Web site contains information on medical treatments for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Sexual Dysfunction, and other forms of mental illness.

This site is for patients. It is also for healers:  Doctors, nurses, therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturistss, and anyone who cares for people who have a mental illness.

My Writing
See the articles page for my articles and newsletters.

Funny Business
"Laughter is the best medicine," goes a popular saying. Variations on this theme go back to the Bible, wherein Proverbs 17:22 proclaims, "A cheerful heart is a good medicine." All of which provides justification for the the humor page, which you are invited to visit and enjoy.

Great  Links
In his famous Meditation XVII, 17th-Century poet and clergyman John Donne wrote, "No man is an island, entire of itself." The same might be said of Web sites, as no one site can provide everything worth knowing about mental-health issues. Visit the links page for other waypoints on your journey to mental health.

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Contact me:  Kevin Thompson,  Ph.D. at  meds@mentalmeds.org