Medication Management in Seymour, IN
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What Is Medication Management?
Are you struggling with a psychiatric disorder, like depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, insomnia, or something else, but have discovered that talk therapy isn't working for you? Perhaps, you would prefer to try taking prescription medication to treat your debilitating symptoms instead. At Telepsych Services of Indiana, board-certified family nurse practitioner Christy Akin is authorized to write prescriptions for patients in Indiana with mental health conditions. Medication management plays a crucial role after you've started taking a new prescription and includes the ongoing monitoring of your medications to ensure they are working properly. To get started on your own custom treatment plan, contact us today.
What Can I Expect from Medication Management?
Before prescribing any medications, Christy may request you undergo screening labs to check your liver and kidney function and other areas of your overall health. This will provide baseline data to use for comparison in order to see how a medication is affecting your body. Christy may also suggest you undergo genetic testing so she can further narrow down the best medication options for you. After creating your individualized treatment plan, she will send a prescription directly to your preferred pharmacy and advise you on how to take your medication. Then, she will schedule follow-up appointments where you will be asked how you are feeling and if any concerning symptoms have developed. At that time, she can adjust the dosage or switch you to a new medicine if the current one isn't improving your condition.
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At Telepsych Services of Indiana, we take a fully customized approach to your mental health. Board-certified family nurse practitioner Christy Akin is highly knowledgeable about the many different kinds of psychiatric medications available on the market today and can help you find the one that successfully manages your mental health condition. For more information about medication management in Seymour, IN, schedule an appointment with Christy.
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Medication Management FAQs
Why is medication management important in psychiatric treatment?
Medication management is critical because it helps to ensure that patients are receiving the right medication, at the correct dosage, and at the appropriate times. It helps to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and prevent harmful episodes.
Will I need to take a specific medication forever?
Not necessarily. The length of treatment varies based on the individual's response to medication, the type of psychiatric disorder, and their overall mental health goals. Some people might need medication for a short period, while others might benefit from longer-term treatment.
Can I stop taking my medication if I feel better?
It's essential that you do not stop taking your medication without consulting your healthcare provider. Suddenly stopping can cause withdrawal symptoms or a relapse of your psychiatric disorder.