Medications are an important part of effective treatment for many mental health conditions. The decision to start or to continue psychiatric medications is not one to be taken lightly. Our approach to psychopharmacology (or “medication management”) is designed to respect your individuality and to acknowledge the complexity of this intervention.
First and foremost, effective medication management takes time. A detailed history and ongoing discussion of your response to medications is essential to providing excellent care.
Furthermore, when starting or adjusting medications, we request that you return frequently to be sure that the interventions are effective. We will weigh you regularly and may check your blood pressure or request additional laboratory tests to monitor your reaction to medications.
Most people who benefit from psychiatric medications do best when the medication management is combined with psychotherapy.