Medication is a common component of treatment for psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. At Clarity Psychiatry Care in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, skilled Child, Adolescent, And Adult Psychiatry specialists Dr. Amy Carnall, DNP, APN, PMHMP-BC, and Christina Sertway, APN, PMHNP-BC, offer personalized medication management services. Call the office to schedule an appointment if you need medication for a mental health condition or disorder. You can also request an appointment online, which is fast and easy.
Clarity Psychiatry Care begins with evaluating your mental, physical, and emotional health. If the team thinks that medication is an appropriate treatment, they begin medication management services:
The first step in medication management is prescribing the right drug to relieve your symptoms. Board-certified professionals at Clarity Psychiatry Care have extensive knowledge about various medicines that can help.
The team uses an integrative medicine approach, which is different from alternative medicine. Alternative medicine refers to a path to healing utilized in place of conventional therapies or complementary medicine, which refers to healing modalities that complement allopathic approaches.
Medication monitoring typically involves a follow-up appointment from your initial evaluation. Meeting with your provider as determined by your initial treatment plan is paramount to your success in treatment. During this visit, the team reviews medications, records response to treatment, and continues evaluation.
If necessary, the team can change or adjust your prescription. For example, you might need a different type of medicine or a more potent dose. Medications can work in different ways.
Clarity Psychiatry Care understands that treatment should be unique to you and your specific needs. There are over 270 medications containing warnings, precautions, and dosage recommendations based on specific gene variants.
Even with their expert knowledge, the Clarity Psychiatry Care team might need to change your prescription to achieve the desired results.
Medication management is a critical part of psychiatric care. While advances in pharmaceutical science have significantly increased the effectiveness of many medications, there’s still an element of trial and error in some cases.
Medication management at Clarity Psychiatry Care includes multidisciplinary treatment plans for various mental health conditions:
Additionally, some psychiatric medications cause side effects ranging from weight gain and extreme fatigue to libido loss. The Clarity Psychiatry Care team monitors your health for side effects as well as the effectiveness of the drugs. They are also knowledgeable about medication during pregnancy.
Call Clarity Psychiatry Care to schedule an appointment if you need medication management for a psychiatric health issue, mental health condition, or disorder. Or, request an appointment online today.