It is not uncommon for medications to be used to treat certain mental illness and conditions. It is important that patients seek the care of a psychiatrist who is experienced in methodical and organized medication management.
A medication management psychiatrist researches new medications, as well as the results of clinical trials. This information is used to find the right treatment for a patient’s particular condition. Over the course of treatment, documentation is kept to determine a drug’s effectiveness and side effects on a particular patient. Modifications to medications and treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results.
Patients are encouraged to take medications as prescribed by a practitioner. Furthermore, medications may need to be adjusted to accommodate certain circumstances, such as pregnancy.