Medication management puts control of your mental health and stability back in your own hands. Whether you suffer from clinical depression, chronic anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), medications exist that target the symptoms getting in your way.
At Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates LLC of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, our psychiatric and mental health specialists, led by Dr. Ronald P. Winfield, can prescribe antidepressants, antianxiety drugs, antipsychotics, and other types of psychiatric medications. We help you handle side effects, and work with you until we find the right prescription and dosage for your unique treatment needs.
How could medication management support you?
Symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, and bipolar disorder are very real. Overwhelming negative emotions or states of mind inhibit your personal and professional life, keeping you trapped in cycles of negative developments.
The more you struggle with mental health symptoms, the more you may risk further feelings of depression, isolation, frustration, and despair. Medication management uses pharmaceutical discoveries to help control the mental health symptoms that threaten to trap you.
With psychiatric drugs like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics, we seek to address mental health problems at their physical source. Medications can stimulate and retrain the mood and emotion regulatory centers of your brain.
Your mental health symptoms may be completely alleviated by the right medication management balance. You may also benefit from medication management in addition to other forms of therapeutic support such as psychiatric counseling.
Finding your correct prescription
Everyone reacts a little differently to psychiatric drugs. You could find that the first medication you try works to completely suppress your mental health symptoms. Or, you could find that medications don’t work well enough to address your condition, or that you experience unwanted side effects.
That’s why you need expert professional support as you undergo the process of determining your ideal prescription and dosage.
At Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates, we use comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluation to prescribe your medications, fully reviewing your personal and family health histories. We also offer Millennium PGT pharmacogenetic testing, a procedure that gives us more information about how you may react to common psychiatric medications.
We continue to monitor your mental health once you start taking medication, assessing your progress and adjusting your dosage and prescription as needed. You should also have professional psychiatric supervision while terminating any psychiatric medications.
For more information on medication management for adults over the age of 18 years of age, get in touch with Dr. Winfield and the Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates team today. While we don’t currently prescribe medication to children 18 years old or younger, we can refer you to a pediatric mental health specialist who can assist you.
To schedule your initial consultation appointment, call 978-291-6978 now, or request an appointment online.