Medications


AIMS Scale
http://www.dr-bob.org/tips/aims.html
This site contains a standard approach, the AIMS, for the clinical assessment of patients who may have involuntary movement disorders (from antipsychotic medications) and may have tardive dyskinesia.

Clinical Practice Guidelines
http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/clinical/guidelines.htm
Medication guidelines from various organizations and for many diagnostic conditions.   

Drug Interactions
http://drug-interactions.com
Presents, in table form, Clinically Used Drugs Metabolized by Cytochrome P450

Harvard Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project
http://www.mhc.com/Algorithms/index.html
The main aim of this project is to improve the quality of psychopharmacological thinking and care by promoting evidence-based practice especially through the use of computerized algorithms.  The evidence considered includes high quality empirical research studies but also uncontrolled studies and compilations of expert opinion and practice guidelines.  The Project's algorithms provide a base of knowledge for determination of what is best for a particular patient.  They are not a set of steps to memorize and use without deviation.I

MAOI Diet
http://www.dr-bob.org/tips/maoi.html
Includes information about the special dietary precautions for patients on MAOI medications for depression.

Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs:
http://www.nami.org/helpline/freemed.htm  (NAMI)
http://www.themedicineprogram.com/
Offers help in obtaining medications without charge or with reduced charges.  Most are through the pharmaceutical companies' indigent programs. 

Psychopharmacology Tips
http://www.dr-bob.org/tips
Information about medications.

Schizophrenia Treatment ("PORT")
http://www.state.sc.us/dmh/clinical/port.htm
Article, from Schizophrenia Bulletin, contains a very specific and comprehensive set of treatment guidelines for schizophrenia (referred to as "PORT" recommendations from the "Patient Outcomes Research Team" funded by NIMH). Eighteen of the recommendations address antipsychotic agents and adjunctive pharmacotherapies; the remaining 12 address electroconvulsive therapy, psychological interventions, family interventions, vocational rehabilitation, and assertive community treatment/intensive case management.

Updated 1-27-14