Let’s Stop Using Confusing Names for Psych Drugs

Labels for categories of psychiatric medications should reflect why we use them

John Kruse MD, PhD
Wise & Well
Published in
9 min readMay 22, 2024

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Psychiatric drugs have a name-calling problem. No, people aren’t bullying or mocking them. It’s that the names themselves aren’t serving as useful labels; they mislead rather than inform.

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John Kruse MD, PhD
Wise & Well

Psychiatrist, neuroscientist, father of twins, marathon runner, in Hawaii. 100+ ADHD & mental health videos https://www.youtube.com/@dr.johnkruse6708