Medication Management

Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Newburyport, MA

Mental health disorders are common, affecting more than 20% of adults. At Safe Harbor Psychiatry in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the team of experts use medication management to treat depression, anxiety, and many other mental health challenges. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.

What is medication management?

Medication management at Safe Harbor Psychiatry involves ensuring your medications work effectively and safely. Your provider determines if you’re taking the most appropriate medications (in the correct dosages) based on your genetics, diagnosis, lifestyle, and symptoms. 

Safe Harbor Psychiatry treats children ages 6 and older, teenagers, men, and women. 

Which conditions can medication management address?

Medication management at Safe Harbor Psychiatry can address the following mental health disorders, among others:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Phobias
  • Sleep disorders 
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance misuse disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Other mood disorders
  • Anxiety 
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Complex disorders may consist of two or more mental health conditions, such as mood disorders with anxiety or PTSD with depression.

The Safe Harbor Psychiatry team customizes a medication regimen best suited for your situation. 

Which medications are best for me?

The Safe Harbor Psychiatry team discusses your medication regimen, medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle to determine which medications are best. During a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, they ask about your emotions, mood, thoughts, and behaviors and how they affect your personal or professional life.

Signs of a mental health disorder include:

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Obsessions
  • Compulsions
  • Worthlessness
  • Feeling hopeless or worthless
  • Loss of interest
  • Social isolation
  • Problems sleeping, concentrating, or sitting still
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Extreme or ongoing sadness
  • Constant fear, worry, or anxiousness
  • Difficulty in social situations
  • Problems at work or school

Safe Harbor Psychiatry offers genetic testing to determine how your genes affect the likelihood of certain medications working to the fullest extent possible. 

What can I expect during medication management?

During medication management, your specialist ensures your regimen is appropriate and effective. Take any prescribed medicines exactly as directed by your provider.

You might also complete individualized, couples, or family counseling sessions when taking medications to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment. 

Follow up with the Safe Harbor Psychiatry team as often as needed for therapy sessions and medication management. They let you know when to schedule your next appointments.

Schedule an in-person or telehealth medication management evaluation at Safe Harbor Psychiatry by calling the office or booking online today.