Welcome to Crazymeds, where we try to explain more about psychiatric and neurological medications than the WebMD family1 and any other site that offers “FDA-approved” information. Instead of reformatted, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the same patient information literature (PIL) and prescribing information / package inserts (PI) that often are supposed to come with your meds2, Crazymeds is where you can learn what’s good, what’s bad, what’s interesting, and what’s plain weird and funny about the medications used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, anxiety, neuropathic pain, or whatever psychiatric and/or neurological conditions you might have. We give you details other sites don’t, ones that are really helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options.
Crazymeds is an amazing resource and offers frank information written in plain-English about mental disorders and the drugs used to treat them. I’ve used it extensively in my own WIP and I can’t recommend it enough.
Few key points:
- They do not deal with pediatric mental illness. You can find information about what meds are okay for children and which ones come with warnings, but don’t ask for information about children. (See Footnote 3 on their website)
- There are forums, but respect that space. That forum is meant for people who are living with mental illnesses to ask questions and get support in a safe space. If that describes you, rock on. However, if you think it’s a good idea to post questions about your MC’s mental health issues and if the MC should be on Seroquel or Abilify you need to check your privilege before you hit the submit button.