Medication management is the practice of using prescription drugs to relieve symptoms and control health issues. At Raelin Bright Wellness, Dominique focuses exclusively on psychiatric medication management to help you feel and function better in every aspect of your life.
Medication management helps many people with mental disorders enjoy a better quality of life. Some of the specific conditions that often require medication management are:
Other conditions that don’t fit into any specific diagnostic category may also improve with medication management, so don’t hesitate to reach out to Dominique for help.
Medication management starts from the time of your diagnosis. If you receive a diagnosis of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), another mental disorder, or if you need expert mental health support, Dominique creates an individualized treatment plan.
Nearly all patients need psychotherapy (talk therapy). With psychotherapy, you’ll have regular telepsychiatry appointments with Dominique so you can learn more about your disorder, the factors that contribute to it, how you can change your reactions, and how you can cope better.
Medication combines well with psychotherapy. Drugs such as antidepressants and mood stabilizers can effectively correct brain chemistry imbalances, which then help prevent and alleviate symptoms.
Traditionally, medication management was a long and challenging process since each person reacts to drugs differently. But genetic testing brings medication management into the modern age.
You’ll use a home testing kit to take a cheek swab sample for genetic testing. An advanced laboratory processes your sample to pinpoint the many factors that influence your reaction to different medications.
Then, Dominique analyzes your results and carefully evaluates your whole-person health to determine the specific medications that work best in your body. Genetic testing also helps her determine your ideal dosage.
Most people who take antidepressants try two or more drugs before they get symptom relief. Genetic testing can help you get the most effective medication faster while limiting side effects.
Medication management also includes regular monitoring of your reaction to new medication, in addition to dosage adjustments and medication changes as needed.
If you want to learn more about medication management, call Raelin Bright Wellness or go online to use our scheduling feature and arrange your telepsychiatry visit today.