- 8.8: Antimania
- Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar affective disorder. Lithium was the first medication used to treat this disorder and is sometimes referred to as an anti-mania drug because it can help control the mania that occurs in bipolar disorder. Lithium must be closely monitored with a narrow therapeutic range.
- 8.11: Antiparkinson Medications
- Parkinson’s disease is believed to be related to an imbalance of dopamine and acetylcholine and a deficiency of dopamine in certain areas of the brain, so drug therapies are aimed at increasing levels of dopamine and/or antagonizing the effects of acetylcholine. Drug therapy does not cure the disease, but is used to slow the progression of symptoms. Common medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease are carbidopa/levodopa, selegiline, and amantadine.