Medication Management is the prescription,
administration, review of medications and their
side effects to assist in alleviating clients' mental
health challenges by a licensed psychiatric. In
addition to therapy, medication management
can decrease the intensity of negative mental
health symptoms. Using prescription psychiatric
medications comes with potential risks and side
effects. These are discussed prior to our psychiatrist
prescribing medication. Not all clients that struggle
with mental illness warrant medication
management. If your therapist recommends
medication management or if you think medication
might be helpful in your recovery, we will schedule
an informational appointment with our psychiatrist.
Our psychiatrist completes an intake assessment, then a diagnosis is made if the client meets criteria. If medication would be helpful in the client’s life, our psychiatrist discuss medication options, uses and side effects. Together, our psychiatrist and client agrees on the best treatment option. On a monthly basis, they meet to monitor the success of the medication. This determines if the current medication is meeting the goals of the psychiatrist and client. Every psychiatric medication reacts differently with every individual. This is the reason why we require monthly appointments with our psychiatrist. Through careful monitoring and on-going discussion, we will find the right medication and treatment plan to improve the client’s mental health.
**At Florida Psychological Associates, to be a client of our psychiatrist, Dr. Davis, you must see one of our therapists at least once a month.
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