Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates, LLC
Psychiatric & Mental Health Specialists located in North Chelmsford, MA
If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition, medication can help control your symptoms so they don’t prevent you from living a life of quality. Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates, LLC offers expert medication management to adults for a wide range of conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, (ADHD), and more. If you think medication may help you gain control of your life, schedule a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation with Ronald P. Winfield, MD, by calling the office in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, today, or making an appointment online.
What is medication management?
Antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-psychotics, and other types of psychiatric medications help control symptoms so people with mental health conditions can function better.
But these powerful medications can be detrimental to your physical and emotional health if the dose is too high, the medicine isn’t right for your condition, or you aren’t using the medication properly.
At Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates, the clinical team works together to document and assess your progress while using medication. The providers who prescribe medication work with you to find the correct dose of the right drugs and can also supervise the process of terminating medication usage.
Ongoing medication management ensures you are receiving just enough of the right medication to be beneficial with as few side effects as possible.
How does medication help with mental health conditions?
There are many types of mental health disorders, and there are many types of medication used to address the symptoms of these conditions. Psychiatric drugs act on chemicals in your brain that influences mood, emotions, and thought patterns.
Some of the conditions that medication can address include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Anxiety disorders and phobias
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
In most cases, the experts at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates recommend that medication be used in combination with psychotherapy and other non-pharmacological treatment options.
How do I know if medication is right for me?
The skilled team at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates performs a psychiatric diagnostic evaluation before prescribing psychiatric medications. This includes a comprehensive mental health assessment and a review of health and family history.
It may also include a Millennium PGT pharmacogenetic test, which provides genetic information that can indicate how certain medications may affect you.
Your expert doctor works with your primary care provider and other specialists to coordinate your medications safely.
What if my child needs medication?
At this time, Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates doesn’t provide medication services to children under 18 years of age. The team can help you find a pediatric specialist to help with your child’s medication needs.
For medication management from an experienced, compassionate professional, call Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates today or make an appointment online.