Prescription medication is incredibly helpful, and sometimes necessary in the treatment of some mental health conditions. Through careful assessment and diagnosis, medication can be selected to treat specific symptoms to help an individual feel their very best. Finding the appropriate medication or combination of medications can be challenging. Medications are usually started slowly and can take a few weeks or several weeks to reach maximal effectiveness. It is important to have the effects of medication monitored closely in the beginning and through the duration of treatment. Routine medication evaluation will be conducted to watch for potential side effects, response to treatment and the need for dosage adjustments. Psychiatric medications are not a quick fix and most often work best when combined with therapy. Some people require short-term treatment for several months to a year, while others may require ongoing treatment for a longer duration. Medications can be an effective tool in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as a number of other mental health diagnoses.
At Insight Therapy Group, we provide medication management services for children ages 5 and up, and for adults of all ages. We are able to offer medication management appointments in person or via telehealth. As a practice, we are focused on keeping up to date on new and advanced practices in order to help you live your best life. We are also able to offer the option of psychopharmacogenetic testing using a simple cheek swab that analyzes how your body metabolizes most psychiatric medications in order to help guide dosing and drug choices.