Chemical imbalance describes the concept that mental illnesses result from deficiencies in certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters—such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine—that are thought to play a role in regulating a person’s mood. When this natural chemical balance is askew, psychiatric medications are often used to restore it.
In addition to individual therapy, we offer options for medication management of mental health issues in adults, adolescents, and children. Medication management of addiction is also
We currently have psychiatrists, doctors, and a nurse practitioner available to screen, assess, and treat such mental health concerns as…
- Mood disorders
- Addictions (opiate addiction using medications such as, suboxone or vivitrol)
- Other mental health conditions
Our medication management clinicians work as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team, which means your collaborative treatment can also include an individual therapist, a DBT or addiction recovery treatment group, a couples/family therapist, and/or involvement in beneficial community activities.
SEEING A MEDICATION MANAGEMENT CLINICIAN
It can be overwhelming to consider taking medication to treat a mental health issue. We’ve compiled this starter list of questions that we encourage you to take to your first appointment and discuss with your clinician. Our clinicians are here to help and will answer these and any other questions you may have.
- How long after beginning medication will I start to feel better?
- What are the most common side effects of medications for depression and anxiety?
- Will the medication change my personality or make me feel numb?
- Can medication make me feel worse?
- Are these medications addictive?
- Will these medications interact with other medications I’m taking?
- Will I need to take medication for the rest of my life?
- What happens if I stop my medication?
- Are the medications expensive?