Medication management is the use of psychotropic medications for mental health disorders. Different psychotropic medications affect your brain chemistry in specific ways, improving symptoms involving mood, impulse control, concentration, and other areas of thoughts and behavior.
Essentially, psychopharmacology addresses the underlying chemical causes of your mental health issues. At Wholehealth PLLC, psychopharmacology is an important aspect of an all-around mental health treatment plan.
Medication management and individual therapy usually go hand in hand. Psychotherapy can help you identify negative and harmful behaviors that disrupt your well-being, but making positive changes can be difficult if your brain chemistry works against you. That's where medication can be so helpful.
In medication management, you'll receive a prescription for one or more medications to improve your mental health. But, it's important to understand that psychotropic drugs aren't a quick fix for every issue. The drugs take some time to regulate your brain chemicals, so you may experience a gradual improvement until they take full effect.
You may need to try a few different medications to determine which works the best with your unique brain chemistry.
Depending on your situation, your therapist may also recommend therapist-led support groups so you can spend time with others who are experiencing similar mental health challenges. Some people find that transcranial magnetic stimulation is an excellent complement to psychopharmacology.
Medication management can also pair well with aromatherapy, yoga, acupuncture, and other alternative treatments.
Wholehealth PLLC offers the full spectrum of mental health medications. The main categories of psychotropic drugs are:
In some cases, you may need a combination of medications, such as an antidepressant and a mood stabilizer together, for best results.
The Wholehealth PLLC team focuses on developing the ideal treatment plan for your individual needs, based on your psychiatric evaluation, medical history, symptoms, and personal wishes.
Medication management at Wholehealth PLLC can help you return to a full life with a bright future. To learn more about how psychopharmacology can help you, call the office or use the online scheduling link to arrange your assessment now.