Expert medication management can transform your mental health for the better. For conditions such as depression and anxiety, Waheed Bajwa, MD, Maggie D’Angelo, PMHNP-BC, and Laurie Dunne, PA, prescribe and manage psychiatric medications at Cary Behavioral Health serving Wake, Johnson, and Durham counties, North Carolina. Call the office or book your next appointment online to discuss evidence-based psychiatric medications today.
Many psychiatric conditions have underlying genetic and biological bases. By using laboratory, genetic, and psychological tests, the team at Cary Behavioral Health evaluates the nature of your illness and decides if medication can benefit your treatment.
In psychiatry, medications work by moderating the chemicals inside your brain. Research suggests that for conditions such as anxiety and depression, medications combined with psychotherapy are the gold standard of treatment.
However, the team at Cary Behavioral Health provides treatment on a case-by-case basis and creates a personalized care plan just for you, which may or may not include medications.
While prescribing medications, the team at Cary Behavioral Health explains your dosage, when to take the medication, and any possible side effects. They encourage you to report any side effects you experience as you adjust to your new prescription.
Pharmacological treatment can reduce symptoms of many different psychiatric conditions. The team at Cary Behavioral Health assesses your symptoms with a psychiatric evaluation to diagnose you and determine the best course of treatment.
Alongside psychotherapy and lifestyle changes, psychiatric medications can help you manage:
Cary Behavioral Health specializes in evidence-based care according to the most up-to-date research in psychiatry. They take a conservative approach to medication-based treatment, using the minimum amount of medication to achieve the desired results.
There are several classes of medication that work well within psychiatry. The team at Cary Behavioral Health routinely prescribes and manages:
If you take multiple medications, the team makes sure that none of them will interact to cause adverse health complications. They determine how long you should take medications based on the severity of your symptoms, the type of medication, and your condition. During regular reviews, the team can adjust your dosage if necessary.
For more information on medication management in psychiatry, call Cary Behavioral Health or schedule a psychiatric evaluation online today.