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Medication Management: What You Should Know

Get the facts when it comes to your mental health and the medications you’re taking. 

From depression to anxiety, many mental health issues have people visiting our Rego Park, NY, psychiatric and mental health professionals for medications. Of course, whether you are planning to start a new medication regimen or you have questions about the current medications you are taking, it’s important to understand medication management when it comes to your mental health.

Medication Won’t Change You 

Most people who’ve never been on medication for anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders before worry that the medications will change them or make them feel “not like themselves”. Also, many people identify themselves and who they are by their mental health issues (e.g. “who am I if I’m not feeling anxious?”). But one way to look at medication is that it can improve issues you’re dealing with to help empower you to be you, you want to be. We know that the symptoms you’ve been dealing with are familiar and can feel safe, but with our Rego Park, NY, mental health team and their comprehensive medication management we can help you find the right medications and doses that help alleviate troublesome symptoms to improve your life, wellbeing, and outlook.

Medication Is Not Weak 

We all need a healthy balance of neurotransmitters in our brain to live healthy, rich, and balanced lives; however, when neurotransmitters such as serotonin or dopamine are out of balance, this can lead to depression, anxiety, and other problems. While situational events or stressors can lead to mental health issues, you may find that with time these symptoms improve without medication; however, if you are truly dealing with an imbalance in the brain, the only way to correct this and help you feel better is with medication. Choosing to get medication to treat your mental health disorder is not a sign that you failed or that you couldn’t do it on your own. It’s a sign that there is a true biochemical reason for your issues and that medication may be the best and most effective solution.

It Takes Time to Find the Right Medications 

Not all medications work the same for everyone. One antidepressant may work wonderfully for one patient while another may not experience any changes or may find that the side effects outweigh the benefits. That’s okay; that’s why our Rego Park, NY, mental health team is here to provide you with medication management. Certain medications can take weeks of continued use before a patient sees results, so there is some trial and error to finding the right dose. If you feel like the medication isn’t working we may recommend a different one or we may increase the dosage to see if your symptoms improve. We will work with you to find the right medications and treatments to fit your needs.

Have questions about your current medications? Want to talk to our Rego Park, NY, mental health consultants about medication management to support your mental health? Call, Queens Consultation Center today at (718) 459-1225 to schedule an appointment.

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