Medication management offers vital benefits to your mental health treatment course, like ensuring you receive the correct medicine in the proper dosage for your needs. John Redmond, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, and Chelsey Dixon, LCSW, at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness in Cordova, Tennessee, offer comprehensive mental health services that may include outpatient medication management. Whether you require a brief course of medication therapy to relieve symptoms or long-term medication management, their team can help. Schedule a visit today by calling the office or requesting an evaluation online.
Many mental health disorders respond well to talk therapy (psychotherapy), healthy lifestyle changes, and other treatments that don’t require medication. However, some conditions respond best to a brief medication course to boost the effects of non-drug therapies. Other mental health disorders require lifetime medication therapy for symptom control.
Medications integrated into your comprehensive WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness treatment strategy may include:
Services available through WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness also include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder.
MAT combines pharmacological support with psychotherapy to help individuals focused on overcoming an opioid or alcohol use disorder. The MAT program uses FDA-approved medications to prevent or reduce withdrawal symptoms and block the euphoria that addictive substances produce.
When combined with counseling and other non-drug therapies, MAT can stop your cravings for the targeted substance, reduce relapses, and significantly improve your chances of long-term recovery.
Your substance use disorder plan may also include individual therapy, group therapy sessions, and treatment for co-occurring conditions (dual diagnosis) such as:
Co-occurring conditions may occur due to substance use or could be the factor that led you to try drugs or alcohol in the first place as a form of self-medication.
It can take trial and error to determine the correct medicine and dosage for your needs. Your WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness provider supports you throughout the process with frequent follow-ups to ensure you’re responding as expected to the medication.
Before starting a medication, you can also expect a detailed discussion regarding its potential benefits versus the possible side effects. In addition, their concierge service offers immediate appointment availability and telehealth visits to ensure you have direct access to your therapist as needed.
Other benefits of medication management include supportive tips for taking your medicine as directed, including ways to obtain timely medication refills. Abruptly stopping your medication can have detrimental effects on your treatment course.
For more information about medication management, schedule an evaluation at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness today. Call the office or request an appointment using their secure online service.