Medication Management

Psychiatrist located in Atlanta, GA

Medication Management

Medication is often the game-changer that improves mental health symptoms and helps you regain a thriving life. The skilled team at Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia, provides comprehensive medication management services, ensuring you get the right medication and dose for your unique mental health needs. To learn more about medication management, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Medication management is an essential service that includes prescribing medications and providing ongoing care that ensures your well-being. As long as you take psychiatric medications, your provider schedules routine appointments to monitor your mental and physical health.

How does medication management improve my mental health?

Medication management at Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc. focuses on two essential goals:

Prescribing the most effective medication

Your provider chooses from many medications available for your mental health condition. Each medication works differently, and your unique metabolism affects the drug’s impact.

These variables mean that the first medication and dose they prescribe may not get the best results. Medication management appointments allow your provider to evaluate your results and determine if they should adjust the dose or change the medication.

Preventing side effects

Routine medication management appointments allow your provider to protect your mental and physical health by monitoring for side effects. 

Who benefits from medication management?

Anyone with mental health symptoms may benefit from medication management at Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc. A few examples of conditions they treat with medication include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Whether or not you need medication depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. 

How can I get the most out of medication management? 

These are the best ways to get results: 

Take your medication exactly as prescribed

The only way to get optimal results is to take your medication according to your prescription. The medication needs to stay at a certain level in your bloodstream to improve your symptoms. If you miss a dose or take less than prescribed, you won’t get relief from your symptoms. 

Don’t stop taking your medication without consulting your provider

People often stop taking their medication because they have side effects like brain fog or weight gain or they can’t manage the cost. But you should talk with your provider before you stop.

Suddenly stopping some psychiatric medications can cause severe symptoms. Your provider gradually reduces the dose to prevent problems. Additionally, your provider can help find solutions to the roadblocks stopping you from taking medication.

Call Psychiatry of Atlanta, Inc., or book an appointment online to learn more about medication management.