OPA Behavioral Health
Psychiatrists located in Orlando, FL, Kissimmee FL, Lake Mary, FL, Ocoee, FL, & Lakeland, FL
Many mental health conditions are chronic and benefit from ongoing use of prescription medication to assist with symptom management. Dedicated to meeting your mental health needs, the experienced psychiatrists at OPA Behavioral Health offer medication management to help you get the prescriptions you need to support your mental wellness. To learn more about medication management, call one of the offices in Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Ocoee, Lakeland, or Orlando, Florida, or book a consultation online today.
Medication Management Q & A
What is medication management?
At Orlando Psychiatric Associates, medication management is a program that ensures you get the prescription medication you need to manage your mental health condition. Many mental health conditions are caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Prescription medications help to restore the balance to alleviate symptoms.
Though some people only require prescription medication for their mental health condition for a short period of time, others may require long-term medication management based on their diagnosis. Regular use of prescription medication is often essential for these chronic mental health conditions. Your prescription medication alleviates symptoms, lifts mood, and prevents behaviors that may lead to serious health complications.
Am I a good candidate for medication management?
Your psychiatrist at OPA Behavioral Health determines if you’re a good candidate for their medication management program. You may be considered a good candidate for medication management if you’re in search of routine care for a chronic mental health condition that requires ongoing medicine use.
You may want to learn more about the medication management program at OPA Behavioral Health if you’re in need of routine care for your attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, or chronic depression.
What happens during an appointment for medication management?
The specifics of your medication management appointment may depend on your personal mental health needs and the types of medication you take. Routine visits for patients on medications may include monitoring of your symptoms as well as your compliance and adherence to taking your meds as prescribed.
The team also makes sure your medication is managed properly, adjusting your dose or prescription as needed to minimize symptoms and maximize your wellness. The frequency of your medication management appointments may also vary depending on your personal mental health needs. For some conditions and prescription medications, monthly visits are recommended.
In addition to managing your medication, the psychiatric team also monitors your mood and mental wellness and helps you navigate your way through various life stresses that may throw you off course.
Many chronic mental health conditions require ongoing use of prescription medication. For comprehensive psychiatric medication management from a compassionate team, contact OPA Behavioral Health by phone or book your appointment online today.