Comprehensive Medical Evaluation and Medication Management
Providing Medication Management for Adults
Medication Management Therapy For:
Antidepressants are commonly used to treat depression. Some other uses include: anxiety, pain, and insomnia. Although antidepressants are not FDA-approved specifically to treat ADHD, antidepressants are sometimes used to treat ADHD in adults.
Anti-Anxiety medications help to reduce symptoms of anxiety, panic attack, or extreme fear and worry. The most common anti-anxiety medications are called benzodiazepines.
Mood stabilizers are used primarily to treat bipolar disorder, mood swings that are associated with other mental health conditions, and in some cases they are used to augment the effect of other medications used to treat depression.
Stimulants are used to increase alertness, attention and energy, as well as elevate blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration (National Institue on Drug Abuse, 2014). They are most commonly used to treat ADHD.
Is Medication a Substitute for Therapy?
Research has shown that, while medication can be useful in treating depression, anxiety, and other conditions, the best outcomes are obtained when medication is combined with therapy. Therapy focuses on understanding the causes of your emotional experience and on developing long-term coping strategies for managing emotions in a healthy way. Medication is useful to relieve the symptoms of emotional distress, but does not resolve underlying issues.