What is Medication Management?
Medication management is the process of evaluating, diagnosing, prescribing and assessing medications for individuals with mental health disorders. For many individuals, mental health medications can help to alleviate symptoms, improve goal achievement in therapy, and decrease the negative side effects of mental health disorders. If you or someone you love is interested in starting medication therapy management, read below for more information on how it all works!
At Mind, Body, and Soul Therapy & Counseling, we specialize in Medication Therapy Management Moorestown, and have an onsite Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) to help provide accessible mental health and wellness services to our community. If you are interested in learning more, then reach out to our team. But first, let’s dive into medication management and what it is.
What are the steps of medication management?
1. Intake Evaluation – In your first appointment with a medication provider (called an Intake) your provider will complete a thorough interview and assessment that will cover topics such as mental health history, medical history, family history and current symptoms. Your medication provider will also gather information regarding your mental health goals.
2. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning – Once your intake evaluation is complete, your provider will utilize the information provided and their expertise to make an accurate diagnosis and appropriate plan for treatment based on your needs.
3. Starting Medication – Taking medication consistently and in conjunction with mental health therapy can help to alleviate symptoms.
4. Ongoing Assessment of Medication – Once you have started medication, you will meet with your provider on an ongoing basis to help identify how your medication is working and if any changes are needed.
If you are interested in starting medication for your mental health needs, Mind, Body, and Soul Therapy & Counseling can help! We have two qualified and compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) on staff at Mind, Body, and Soul Therapy & Counseling in Moorestown. You can learn more about Victoria Fisher MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC or Vincent L. Di Antonio BS, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC through our website.