What is Medication Management?

 

There are two ways to treat behavioral health issues: medications and/or therapy. Some issues respond better to medications such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Mood Disorder, and Attention-Deficit Disorder. Other concerns are better treated with a combination of therapy and medications such as Major Depressive Disorder, anxiety disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. And a few are best treated with therapy only such as mild to moderate depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and temporary setbacks caused by life events.

 

Your brain uses proteins called neurotransmitters to send signals and instructions between its different parts. Medications are designed to act as neurotransmitters to help your brain function properly. Your Highland Springs prescriber will help you decide which medications are most appropriate for you given your behavioral health needs, your other medical issues, and any medications you may be taking. If you or someone you know could benefit from our Medication Management services, contact us today.

 

Why Medication Management is important

Behavioral health issues cause unpleasant and unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behavioral impulses. Medications can help you reduce or eliminate these symptoms when other solutions such as therapy have not been fully helpful. In many cases, the only way to relieve the pain and suffering is with well-chosen medications.

There is often a stigma surrounding medication management for behavioral health issues. People sometimes feel like failures because their attempts to manage their symptoms through willpower, diet, exercise, or self-talk have not worked. Some people think that if they take medications for their behavioral health symptoms they may be looked at differently or judged. However, it is important to understand that this is not true. We live in a time when getting support for your behavioral health is easier and more

If someone you cared about had a kidney infection, or a heart problem, or diabetes, you probably would not encourage them to treat those problems with positive thinking and affirmations. You would probably recommend they see a prescriber and take medications. Please make the same smart decisions about getting an evaluation to take medications for behavioral health needs.

Reach out to learn more about how we can help support you with our Medication Management services.

Medicine Safety Tips

  • Check the label and expiration date on all medicines before taking
  • Know the name and doses of your medicines
  • Know what to do if you miss a dose
  • Keep all caps on medicine bottles and away from children and pets
  • Do not mix medicines in the same bottle
  • Keep medicine, including pills and IV bags, away from sunlight
  • Store medicines at the correct temperature
  • Know why the medicine is important and what it treats
  • Know if you are allergic to any medicines

Client Testimonial

“I have been going to Highland Springs consistently for over a year now and have been so pleased with how the clinic as a whole has been able to help not only myself but my entire family that’s needed care. They offered and helped us with treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, processing through and healing from all levels of abuse, marriage counseling, behavioral therapy, maintaining support through high conflict divorces and custody battles, and so much more. This clinic offers a variety of treatment options partnered with medication management to help support all your needs in the best way. In addition to the services offered, they genuinely seem to care about your well-being by allowing you as the client to do what works best and is most comfortable for you without pressure or judgment, which continuing to push for continued growth in all the right ways. It’s really a “one-stop-shop” for all your mental health needs. I personally have been in and out of therapy my entire life searching for the right clinic and provider to help me in my journey to healing, health, and wellness. I’ve never had the success in healing and growth in my life as I have in the last 12+ months I’ve been with Highland Springs. My only regret is not finding them sooner!

– Sara K.

 

How we can help

Prescribed medications play a key role in the treatment of co-occurring disorders. They can reduce symptoms and prevent relapses of a psychiatric disorder. Medications can also help patients minimize cravings and maintain abstinence from addictive substances. At Highland Springs, our prescribers are highly trained and skilled at diagnosing and treating behavioral health problems with medications. Every patient is unique, and so is their response to medication. As specialists in treating psychiatric conditions, our clinicians understand that each psychiatric medication is also unique, even when compared to other psychiatric medications in the same class. We are here to support you on your journey to healing. Reach out to a Highland Springs specialist today.

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