What is Medication Management?
Medication, coupled with psychotherapy, is an effective strategy for treating many mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, sleep problems, and schizophrenia.
At Harmony Untied Psychiatric Care, our psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals work closely together to deliver the best treatment for each individual. Medication management is a crucial piece of this approach, as not all medications will be received or tolerated by patients in the same way.
As you begin your treatment plan, please keep in mind that your medication may take some time to be effective. For example, with many antidepressant medications, it may take 4-6 weeks before you start feeling better. Sometimes, you may also experience undesirable side effects if you are new to taking a certain medication or if the medication interacts with other prescription drugs you are using.
Your provider at Harmony United Psychiatric Care will work with you to adjust your medication, as necessary. Monitoring how you respond to your medication is an important part of the care we provide. We know that people respond differently to various medications, and we want to make sure you start feeling better as soon as possible.