Taking medications correctly is also an important factor in recovery. Many effective medications for the treatment of mental illnesses have become available in the past few decades. New medications offer exciting possibilities for individuals with severe mental illnesses to lead full and productive lives. These treatments can often mean the difference between hope and despair, recovery and struggle, even life and death. Below are links to several sites with extensive information on various medications.
NAMI Fact Sheets ~ information sheets on medications used for treatment for mental illnesses
Prescription Drug Assistance Program ~ information on free or low-cost medications provided by pharmaceutical companies
US Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research ~ federal website with consumer information on drugs approved by the FDA since January 1998