If you have mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may need a combination of treatment approaches to adequately manage your symptoms.
Some of your treatment for mental illness has to do with adjusting your lifestyle, or addressing underlying issues with a therapist. Medication management may also play a role in your mental health treatment plan. For many people, using medication management to control or change brain chemistry is an effective tool for mental health transformation or maintenance.
At Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates, LLC, of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Dr. Ronald P. Winfield and his team use a full range of treatment methods to address and support your mental health, including prescription medications like antidepressants.
Talk to your provider at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates about how you could benefit from medication management for your mental health symptoms. Do any of these benefits of mental health medication apply to you?
1. Restore and even out your mood
Antidepressants and other medications can address persistent low mood, mood swings, and other problems related to emotional regulation. With the right medication, you can recover your positive mindset, even after major depression.
2. Relieve negative thought cycles
In many mental health conditions, like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), negative thought cycles keep you trapped by anxiety, shame, or compulsive behaviors. Medications that address mental health may be able to disrupt these harmful mental loops, giving you relief from chronic symptoms.
3. Even out your energy levels
Some mental health conditions, including depression and bipolar disorder, affect your energy levels, leaving you chronically drained, or struggling to handle wide variations in the amount of energy you have from day to day.
Medication management works for many patients as an effective way to keep energy levels at a place you can live with, protecting you from significant swings by affecting the chemicals present in your brain.
4. Adjust your dosage as needed
The clinical team at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates works with you to find the right medication and dosage for you. Your provider monitors you over time and can recommend adjustments as needed as part of your medication management support.
We begin your medication management program by ensuring that you have the correct diagnosis with a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation. We can also use Millennium PGT pharmacogenetic testing to better predict how you’ll react to different types of medication, saving you time and frustration as you find the right medication management plan for you.
5. Reconnect with your balanced self
Living with a chronic or acute mental health condition means that you spend a lot of time dealing with intrusive symptoms and not as much time living your life and enjoying yourself. With medication management, you can move past unwanted mental health symptoms and reconnect with yourself, finding new energy, optimism, and balance in your life.
To learn more about how you could improve your quality of life with medication management, contact Dr. Winfield and the team at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone, or book online now.