Mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) need to be taken seriously. You deserve a lifestyle that’s not always a battle with mental health symptoms and disruptions related to your disorder. And, with the right treatment plan, that’s exactly what you can achieve.
At Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates, our team of mental health treatment experts is led by Dr. Ronald P. Winfield. We use a full toolkit of mental health treatment strategies to put together a treatment plan that works for you. Your symptom relief and mental health healing are our priorities!
Among the therapies and treatments that your treatment plan from our North Chelmsford, Massachusetts office may include are strategies like talk therapy and medication management. In fact, those two treatments, often in combination, tend to be the key elements of many of our patients’ mental health treatment plans.
Medication management is a powerful tool to address mental health disorders. How could medication management help you? Let’s count the ways.
1. Get a break from mental health symptoms
Mental health symptoms of conditions like PTSD and anxiety press in on your daily life, leaving you stressed and off-balance. Getting a break from your mental health symptoms lets you take a breath, find rest and real relaxation, and take any steps you need to seek further treatment or mental health management.
Some medications used to manage mental health symptoms take effect right away, while others need to be taken for a few weeks or months before full benefits kick in. Talk to your provider at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates about your short-term symptom relief needs, as well as your long-term treatment plan to manage your mental health disorder.
2. Protect yourself from the peaks of your mental health disorder
Some mental health conditions, including PTSD and bipolar disorder, can worsen severely at certain times. This may be related to a trigger event, if you have PTSD, or from cycling between mania and depression.
Either way, you know when your mental health takes a sudden turn for the worse. Intensifying mental health symptoms can even cause you to become suicidal. If you’re experiencing thoughts of suicide, or if you have a plan for ending your life, contact the 988 Lifeline right away for emergency support.
Medication management can shelter you during intensifying mental health symptoms, getting you through the worst of the mental or emotional “storm” so that you can survive, make positive plans and changes, and thrive in the future.
3. Rebalance your mental health long-term
Many people with mental health disorders use medication management long-term. If your mental health disorder stems from a chemical imbalance in your brain, long-term medication management keeps your mental health balanced, letting you move on with the rest of your life.
Once you find the right medication management plan for you, you can enjoy increased confidence in the ongoing mental health support your medication provides.
4. Combine medication management with other treatment strategies
Medication management doesn’t have to be the only tool you rely on for mental health support. In fact, medication management typically goes hand-in-hand with other types of treatment for most patients.
You may find that your mental health improves the most if you combine ongoing or periodic medication use with talk therapy, lifestyle changes, or alternative approaches like mindfulness.
The easy way medication management pairs with other mental health support strategies means that your provider at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates can put together a treatment plan to completely care for all of your ongoing mental health needs.
5. Extend your improved condition into the future
With medication management and other types of professional psychiatric support, you can weather the ups and downs of your mental health disorder with more resilience and less impact on your daily life. Medication management can improve your life for years to come!
To learn more about the medications that could improve your mental health condition, get in touch with Dr. Winfield at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone.