Psychiatric medications make a dramatic difference for many people with mental health disorders, relieving their symptoms and allowing them to return to a thriving life. The team at MindSpa Psychiatry offers treatment to everyone in Florida by providing medication management through telemedicine appointments. If you struggle with a mental health challenge and want to learn more about the benefits of medication, call the office in Boynton Beach, Florida, or request a consultation online today.
Medication management refers to several essential services for people taking psychiatric medicines. During medication management, you have a psychiatric consultation, receive prescriptions and refills, and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your results.
Medication management ensures you achieve optimal symptom relief and stay healthy while taking powerful medicines by:
It often takes several tries to find the medication that works best for you. For example, there are well over 20 antidepressants. Each one works a little differently, has varying pros and cons, and is metabolized differently by each person. Owing to these variables, the first antidepressant they prescribe may not get optimal results, but another one will.
For these reasons, your provider can’t just write one prescription and send you on your way. Instead, they prescribe one and schedule follow-up appointments to see if your symptoms improve or if you need a different dose or medication.
Like all medications, you can develop side effects while taking psychopharmaceuticals. Regular follow-up appointments give your provider a chance to monitor your health and ensure you don’t show signs of side effects.
Psychiatric medications make a substantial difference for many patients diagnosed with mental health disorders. Your provider at MindSpa Psychiatry may recommend medication management for:
Your provider may also suggest talk therapy together with medication, depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. The best results are often achieved by combining the two therapies.
Before prescribing medications, your provider completes a thorough psychiatric evaluation. They discuss your medication options based on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. If you decide you want medication, they send an electronic prescription to your pharmacy.
During each follow-up appointment, they determine if your symptoms have improved and make sure you don’t have signs of side effects. They also take time to answer any questions about your medication and diagnosis.
Finally, they take care of prescription refills. They may refill the same prescription, change the dose of your current medication, or prescribe a new medication.
To learn more about medication management, call MindSpa Psychiatry or request an appointment online today.