In order to have a successful outcome when considering psychiatric medication treatment, the way you approach your treatment can have a significant impact on how successful it is for you. Successful medication treatment protocol requires important considerations regarding the role of the patient, the prescriber and the therapist.
Treating any medical condition with medication is a process that requires active involvement on the part of the patient is. With regard to psychiatric medication, it is helpful to think of treatment as a long term journey and not just a quick fix. While medications can alleviate the severity of your symptoms, and often help you “get your head above water,” medications are part of the solution. In conjunction with medication management, ongoing psychological therapy in addition to education about medication management is most often necessary to obtain the most successful outcome for you. Psychiatric care and psychological therapy will contribute to keeping symptoms in check and making personal growth and balance more attainable. To this end, Counseling Services for Wellbeing provides access to both the prescriber and psychological therapies.
Each person’s circumstances and response to medication is unique and it is often necessary to make adjustments to treatment over time. At times, medications that were effective in the beginning of treatment may not be as effective as the patient gets further along. Consequently, it is imperative to maintain regular check-ins and appointments with both the prescriber and the therapist. As noted, Counseling Services for Wellbeing believes that the mind and body are connected and integrated. The providers and therapists at Counseling Services for Wellbeing work collaboratively with each patient and make use of individual, evidence-based and integrative treatment approaches.
Our Psychiatric Medication Management services are provided by practitioners with extensive experience treating many psychiatric diagnoses including depression, anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorders.