Psychiatric medications help people struggling with mental health disorders, whether you need help overcoming depression, balancing mood swings, or improving your ability to concentrate. Medication management provided by Roseann O’ Connell, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC at Uncharted Healthcare in Goodyear, Arizona, helps you find the best medication and dose to overcome your symptoms and achieve optimal mental health and well-being. Call the office or request an appointment online today to learn more.
Medication management encompasses more than prescribing medicines. Psychiatric medication management begins with a thorough evaluation, includes regular follow-up appointments, and sometimes requires blood tests, depending on the medication you need.
Most importantly, medication management provides a structured way to determine the right medicine and dose for each individual. It takes your input and collaboration with your provider to find the medication you need to achieve lasting well-being.
Medication management has two essential goals. For starters, it gives your provider the ability to monitor your symptoms and protect your physical health by detecting potential side effects.
The second goal is finding the best medication. Mental health medications are not an exact science, and no two people are the same. Medication management requires patience and commitment because it takes time, and some trial-and-error, to get the best results.
There are numerous medications for each mental health condition and each one works using a different pathway in your body.
As a result, there’s no one-size-fits-all option. The medication and dose that work for you, won’t help another person, even if you both have the same diagnosis.
These variables mean that the first medication you try may not produce the best results. Your provider either increases the dose or tries another medication option. This process requires routine medication management appointments.
Anyone diagnosed with a mental health disorder may benefit from medication management at Uncharted Healthcare. Some conditions that Roseann treats include:
Many emotional and behavioral challenges, including problems with anger and aggression, may benefit from medication management.
During your first medication management appointment, Roseann reviews your medical history, learns about your symptoms and concerns, and completes a psychiatric assessment. Then, she recommends a treatment plan that may include medication, counseling, or both.
During your follow-up appointments, she evaluates your progress, ensures your symptoms are improving, and checks for potential side effects. Then, Roseann decides whether to refill your current prescription or change the dose or medication.
Each medication management visit is $250. Call Uncharted Healthcare today or request an appointment online to learn if medication management can improve your mental health challenges.