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The Medicine Cabinet

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    Adverse Reactions

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    This article by Judith Longworth from the journal article Volume 5 issue 1 2014 explains the adverse effects of taking medications.
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    Allergies and Anaphylaxis

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    This journal article by Judith Longworth from Volume 6 Issue 1 2015 discusses FAQs on allergies and anaphylaxis.
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    Anxiety treatments when SSRI's fail

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    This journal article by Judith Longworth in Volume 7 issue 1 2016 discusses anxiety treatments when SSRI's fail.
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    Aripiprazole

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    This article by Judith Longworth and Dr Kenneth Nunn from Volume 5 Issue 2 2014 discusses Aripiprazole.
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    Atomoxetine

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    This journal article by Judith Longworth in volume 7 issue 3/4 2016 discusses Atomoxetine.
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    Clonidine

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    This article by Judith Longworth in the CHW School-Link Newsletter Volume 4 issue 3/4 2013 explains clonidine.
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    Fluoxetine

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    This article by Judith Longworth in the CHW School-Link Newsletter Volume 2 issue 2 2011 explains the use of fluoxetine.
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    Mood Stabilisers Part 1

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    This article by Judith Longworth in the CHW School-Link Newsletter Volume 3 issue 3/4 2012 explains mood stabilisers used with children and adolescents with an intellectual disability. In part 1 medications discussed include lithium and carbamazepine.
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    Mood Stabilisers Part 2

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    This article by Judith Longworth in the CHW School-Link Newsletter Volume 4 issue 1 2013 explains mood stabilisers used with children and adolescents with an intellectual disability. In part 2 medications discussed include lamotrigine, topiramate, levetiracetam, gaba pentin and other anticonvulsants.
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    Obesity and Medications

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    This article by Judith Longworth in the CHW School-Link Newsletter Volume 3 issue 1 2012 explains how medications can cause weight gain.Medications discussed include: antipsychotics, mood stabalisers, antidepressants and psychostimulants.
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    Propranolol

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    This journal article by Judith Longworth from Volume 6 issue 2 2015 discusses Propranolol.
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    Psychotropic Medications

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    This article by George Liangas from the CHW School-Link newsletter Volume 1 Issue 2 2010 explains the use of psychotropic medications in children and adoelscents with an intellectual disability.
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    Quetiapine

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    This article by Kenneth Nunn and Judith Longworth in the CHW School-Link Newsletter Volume 4 issue 2 2013 explains the use of the drug quetiapine as an antipsychotic and in treating anxiety.
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    Risperidone

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    This article by George Liangas in the CHW School-Link newsletter Volume 2 issue 1 2011 explains the use of Risperidone.
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    Ritalin

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    This article by George Liangas in the CHW School-Link Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 3/4 2010 explains the use of ritalin otherwise known as methylphenidate.
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    Sleep Disorders and Medication

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    This article by Judith Longworth in the CHW School-Link Newsletter Volume 2 issue 3/4 2011 explains the medications for sleep disorders and the effects of some common medications on sleep in children and adolescents with an intellectual disability. Medications discussed include: melatonin, clonidine, benzodiazapines, chloral hydrate, antipsychotics and antihistamine and complimentary and alternative medications.
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    Some Medicine's Don't Mix

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    This journal article by Judith Longworth in Volume 8 Issue 1 2017, discusses how some medicines do not mix together.