Medications are often an important part of your comprehensive treatment for a mental health problem. While they offer significant symptom relief, these powerful medications can also cause side effects. Medication management appointments with Eileen Peirce, RN-BSN, PMHNP-CRNP, and the team at P.S. Psychiatry in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, ensure your medicines are safe and produce optimal results. Call P.S. Psychiatry or use online booking to request an in-person or telehealth medication management appointment today.
Medication management is a service provided by your P.S. Psychiatry provider that supports your mental well-being by prescribing psychiatric medicines and monitoring your response. Routine follow-up appointments ensure you get the medicine and dose needed to improve your symptoms while avoiding potential side effects.
Medication management protects your overall health and improves your mental health by ensuring your psychiatric medications are safe and effective. When you start taking medication, you may not get the symptom relief you need. There are two reasons that can happen.
First, there are numerous medications for each mental health disorder, and each one works differently. And second, your genetics determine the impact each drug has in your body.
Without genetic testing, which is available at P.S. Psychiatry, there’s no way to know which medication is a good fit for your metabolism. As a result, many people need to try several medications before finding the one that works.
Medications ease the symptoms of many mental health disorders. Your P.S. Psychiatry provider may recommend medication as part of your treatment for:
Medications are typically combined with therapy. While medication relieves your symptoms, therapy allows you to explore the reasons behind your behaviors, gain insight, and learn the skills needed to overcome your challenges in the long run.
During your first appointment, your P.S. Psychiatry provider reviews your medical history, learns about your symptoms, and completes a psychiatric evaluation. After diagnosing the cause of your symptoms, they discuss a treatment plan and explain the benefits and risks of medications.
If you decide to take a psychiatric medication, your provider sends the prescription to your pharmacy, where you can pick it up at your convenience.
Follow-up medication management appointments focus on whether your symptoms are improving and checking for signs of side effects. Your provider also answers your questions and ensures you don’t have any problems obtaining or taking your medication.
Based on your follow-up assessment, your provider may refill the same medication, change the dose, or recommend a new medication (if you’re not getting the expected results).
Call P.S. Psychiatry or use online booking today to learn more about medication management or schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment.