Medication management is essential to mental health care for millions of people throughout the United States. At Insight Psychiatric Services, PA, board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Kevin Joseph, DNP, PMHNP-BC, offers expert medication management to help you get the best medication for your condition. After your initial one-hour evaluation, you can schedule 30-minute follow-ups to maintain your prescription and manage your mental health effectively. Both in-office and telemedicine appointments are available. Call the Sunrise, Florida, office now or book your appointment online.

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What is medication management?

Medication management uses prescription medication to treat your mental or behavioral health disorder. The right medication can relieve intrusive symptoms and encourage healthy thought and behavior patterns.

Who might need medication management?

Both children and adults afflicted with mental health problems often need medication management as part of their treatment. If you’re struggling with your thoughts and behaviors, medication can help. Some of the conditions and symptoms that can benefit from medication management include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Insomnia

At Insight Psychiatric Services, PA, Dr. Joseph also treats developmental and neurological conditions like autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Medication management is often combined with psychotherapy (talk therapy) to provide well-rounded treatment and the best results.

How does medication management work?

Medication management starts with an hour-long evaluation. Dr. Joseph assesses your symptoms in detail and diagnoses your condition. He explains the available treatments and helps you choose the best one for your needs.

The medications most often prescribed for medication management include antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic drugs.

After your initial evaluation, you typically start your prescription right away. You can contact Dr. Joseph anytime with questions as you adjust to your medication.

You’ll have regular 30-minute appointments to refill your medication. During those appointments, Dr. Joseph will adjust your dosage or prescribe a different drug when needed.

What are the advantages of medication management?

Medication management benefits include:

Highly effective treatment

As helpful as psychotherapy can be, it’s not always sufficient on its own. Medication management gives you an extra tool, supplementing your psychotherapy to help you manage your mental or behavioral condition in the best way possible.

Customized treatment

Dr. Joseph determines which medication is most effective for your needs, so it’s a highly personalized method of mental health care.

Convenient treatment

Along with the mental health benefits, medication management offers convenience. Most medication management appointments are handled through telemedicine, which means you can refill your medication and virtually connect with Dr. Joseph from your home or anywhere else in Florida.

Insight Psychiatric Services, PA, offers personalized medication management for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other behavioral and mental health conditions. If you’re struggling, contact the office now by phone or through online booking.