Psychiatric medication is a valuable tool used by mental health practitioners to assist in the therapeutic process. Many Psychiatric Disorders are partially rooted in a patient’s biochemistry. Medication has been shown to effectively treat a wide range of psychiatric conditions. Psychotherapy can also be used to address these issues, and is particularly effective when combined with medication management of symptoms.
In addition, psychiatric medications can also be effective in treating other Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, ADHD, and a variety of other disorders not specified here. Over the past several decades, improvement in psychopharmacological agents has revolutionized psychiatric treatment. Continual advancements in the field of psychiatric medicine are offering new hope to patients struggling with mental health issues.
If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, it is possible that your family doctor or psychiatrist has prescribed medication as part of your treatment. If so, it is important that you take your medication as directed and maintain regular dialogue with your doctor about any concerns or side effects. If feel you may benefit from psychiatric medication, or if you have any questions or concerns about your current psychiatric prescriptions, call Richard A Waldman MD today to book an appointment.