Medication Management Specialist

Compassionate Psychiatric Services

Mental Health Practice located in Frisco, TX

If you struggle with constant anxiety, ongoing sadness, or other symptoms of a mental health condition, help is within reach at Compassionate Psychiatric Services in Frisco, Texas. Dedicated providers at Compassionate Psychiatric Services offer medication management for mental health disorders to give you the quality of life you deserve. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Medication management at Compassionate Psychiatric Services uses medication to reduce symptoms of mental health disorders. Taking medication can improve thought or behavior patterns and help you better function at work, school, or in social situations.

If you take medication, Compassionate Psychiatric Services specialists assess, diagnose, and treat your condition. They review your current medications, closely monitor your progress, look for signs of side effects, and adjust dosages or medicines if needed.

Why might I need medication management?

Your psychiatrist could recommend medication if you struggle with one of the following mental health challenges:

  • Substance abuse disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Ongoing stress
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder

Signs of mental health disorders include constant worry, fear, sadness, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, aggression, substance abuse, or severe mood swings.

What are the benefits of medication management?

The many benefits you can expect with medication management at Compassionate Psychiatric Services include:

  • Mood improvements
  • Utmost confidentiality
  • Low risk of side effects
  • Reduced mental health challenges
  • Fewer unpleasant symptoms
  • Improved quality of life

Taking medication is a simple way to improve your mood. You might take oral medication in addition to other mental health treatments.

Compassionate Psychiatric Services providers work together with other healthcare specialists to ensure the proper continuation of care.

What are the different types of medication management?

Your psychiatrist personalizes medication management plans to best match your needs. Different types of psychiatric medications include oral medications, nasal sprays, injections, and even medical marijuana.

The right choice for you depends on the type of mental health challenge you face, its severity, your lifestyle, and your preferences. Compassionate Psychiatric Services offers pharmacogenomic testing to analyze your body’s likely response to psychiatric medication treatments.

Depending on the type of medication your specialist prescribes for you, they monitor you for side effects, compliance, and progress. If you take controlled medications, you require more frequent visits with your provider. 

With convenient telehealth options available, Compassionate Psychiatric Services specialists happily assist you virtually.

Which mental health treatments are right for me?

Your psychiatrist tailors mental health treatments to give you the most effective outcome. They often pair medication management with individual therapy, family therapy, or marriage therapy, depending on your unique situation. Your provider could recommend you try transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) too. 

They may suggest you make healthy lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritious foods, keeping stress levels low, getting more sleep, and not smoking or drinking alcohol.

To find out if mediation management at Compassionate Psychiatric Services is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.