Chapter 4
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Classes Of Psychotropic Medications


The classes (types) of psychotropic medications are:

  • Stimulants
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antianxiety agents

We will now discuss the different classes of psychotropic medications used in children, and examples of medications in each class and their side effects. The medication your child is taking may not be mentioned since new medications come out all the time. It is important to read the pharmacy insert and talk with the doctor to learn about each medication.