This book documents the major medications used to treat mental health conditions and offers guidelines for how to use various medications in practice. This text serves as a supportive guide for social workers and mental health practitioners that assists in providing the best care for patients. The book offers guidance on how to build an interdisciplinary team of experts, how to see through the medication myths, and how to gain an understanding of how medications work. Complete with case examples, the book offers practical insight for social workers on how to approach potential problems clients may have with medications. Important topics include: Dependence and overdose; Generic versus brand name medications; Avoiding prescription errors; Identifying reactions and side effects; Taking medication history; and, Treatment of bipolar disorders in adults and children.