4 Benefits of Medication Management

Therapist meets with patient to talk about medication management

Living with a mental health disorder can pose many complex challenges. However, with treatment options like medication management, you can find ways to keep thriving in your personal, professional, and social life.

At Nugent Family Counseling Center of San Jose, California, Los Gatos, California, and Reno, Nevada, our therapists use a full range of mental health care techniques to treat your disorder. In addition to counseling or psychotherapy, medication management is a tool that significantly improves the mental health of many of our patients.

Here are just some of the benefits of medication management for mental health disorders that you and your family should know about this spring.

Improve your symptoms

Prescription medications for mental health disorders like anxiety or depression can often effectively improve your symptoms. When you don’t suffer from as much depression or anxiety, you’re more free to keep living your life to the fullest. You may also find you benefit more from other forms of treatment, like psychotherapy, when your symptoms aren’t as pressing.

Many different types of medication can be used to manage your mental health disorder and relieve your intrusive or emotionally painful symptoms.

An adjustable approach

Getting your initial prescription for a medication to address your mental health disorder isn’t the end of the medication management process. Everyone responds differently to medications for mental health symptoms, so you may need to explore your options for the best symptom-relief results. Genetic testing may make it easier to find medications that will work for you.

Depending on your symptoms and diagnosis, you could benefit from medication options from the following groups:

  • Antidepressants
  • Antianxiety agents
  • Antipsychotics
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Stimulants

With the support of your provider at Nugent Family Counseling Center, you can make adjustments to your prescriptions and dosage, including trying different medications, until your symptoms are satisfactorily improved.

Combine treatment methods

Medication management can function as a stand-alone treatment option, but it’s also easy to combine prescription medications with other forms of mental health care support, from counseling to psychotherapy to meditation and other alternative approaches. Some patients combine medication management with techniques like neurofeedback.

Your provider at Nugent Family Counseling Center can help you work out the details of your personalized plan for improved mental health and personal wellness.

Rely on lasting support

Once you’ve found the right medication or medications to stabilize your mental health, you can continue to rely on medication management to provide lasting support over the course of many years.

The team at Nugent Family Counseling Center continues to check in with you at regularly-scheduled follow-up appointments about how well your medication is working, any negative side effects, and any questions you may have. With our involved approach to medication management, you can reclaim your fullest life, and finally find relief from your persistent mental health symptoms.

To learn more about your medication management options with Nugent Family Counseling Center, get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable offices today. You can schedule your evaluation appointment over the phone, or use the online tool to book now.