Psychiatric medications help many people struggling with a mental illness feel better. Bosede Iwuamadi, DNP, PMHNP, and the team at Newstone Behavioral Health in Garland, Texas, provide medication management as part of their psychiatric mental health care. Through telehealth, they initiate, adjust, and monitor medication use to improve mental health symptoms. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about medication management at Newstone Behavioral Health.
Medication management refers to the use of medications to manage symptoms of a disease or illness. Newstone Behavioral Health provides medication management for psychiatric mental health care.
Psychiatric medications play a significant role in the treatment of mental illness. However, no single drug works for all, even for people with the same diagnosis.
The team at Newstone Behavioral Health considers many factors when deciding what medications can best help you and then provides ongoing care and monitoring of your prescription and mental well-being.
The team at Newstone Behavioral Health completes a thorough initial evaluation for all new patients so they know what treatments can benefit them. This evaluation also helps them formulate a diagnosis, which determines what class of medications to prescribe (e.g., antidepressant or antianxiety).
Some of the conditions the team treats at Newstone Behavioral Health include:
Newstone Behavioral Health also treats insomnia, which may benefit from medication management to address any underlying mental health condition causing the sleep disorder.
After completing your initial evaluation, your provider at Newstone Behavioral Health talks to you about the types of medication that might help you. They explain how it works and what to expect.
They start you out on a low dose and schedule frequent follow-ups to monitor symptoms and side effects so they can adjust or change the medication. Once you’re on the right medication and dose, your medication management appointments are less frequent.
Medication management works best when combined with psychotherapy.
You and your provider at Newstone Behavioral Health work together to determine when it’s time to stop taking your psychiatric medication. Abruptly stopping psychiatric medication may cause withdrawal symptoms. The team at Newstone Behavioral Health slowly tapers your dose until it’s safe to stop.
Though not everyone needs medication management forever, some mental health conditions are long-term ― schizophrenia and bipolar disorder ― and require ongoing psychiatric care and monitoring.
Through telehealth, Newstone Behavioral Health makes it easy for you to get the medications you need to manage your mental well-being. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.