Your mental health is vital to your overall well-being. It affects how you feel, think, and behave — and having a mental health condition can have a serious impact on your daily life and your relationships with others.
Psychotherapy is one of the best ways to understand and manage mental health conditions, but it’s not your only treatment option. Medication management involves combining medication with other treatments like therapy.
More than 15% of Americans take prescription medication for their mental health, and the goal of medication management is to minimize the effect that your mental health condition has on your life.
It’s not a cure, but at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates, we believe medication can be a helpful tool to improve your mental health. We specialize in telehealth and comprehensive medication management for people across the country. Medication management can help:
Alleviating your symptoms is the main goal of medication, but finding the right medication and dosage for your needs isn’t always easy. Medication management is a partnership between you and your mental health care provider to ensure you get the most out of treatment.
We work with you to understand your symptoms and your needs, then make medication recommendations. We monitor your response to the medication and make adjustments for maximum symptom relief. Depending on your condition, the right medication can reduce sadness, increase energy, minimize sleep disturbances, and increase your ability to focus on daily activities.
Depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions can affect your ability to perform everyday activities. Symptoms can interfere with work, school, and personal relationships, but medication management can lessen the impact your condition has on your daily life.
With the right medication and dosage, you can improve your ability to function day-to-day, increase concentration, and start making healthier decisions for yourself.
Mental health conditions don’t just affect your mental well-being — they also affect your physical health. Depression and anxiety can cause fatigue, sleep disturbances, appetite changes, and more, which can lead to other health issues.
The right medication and proper management helps reduce the physical symptoms of your condition along with mental symptoms. Over time, medication management can lead to better physical health and even reduced healthcare costs.
Medication is just one part of mental health care, and we recommend medication alongside other treatments, like talk therapy. The good news is that medication management can enhance the efficacy of therapy.
Since medication helps reduce symptoms, you may find that you’re more engaged, more focused, and less anxious during therapy sessions. This can result in better treatment outcomes overall.
Many mental health conditions can’t be cured. Treatment focuses on reducing your symptoms and avoiding worsening symptoms (or relapse). Proactive medication management helps prevent relapse because our team checks in with you regularly.
We monitor your medications and dosages to ensure you get the most from treatment. If you notice symptoms getting worse, we can adjust your medication early on to avoid a full-blown relapse.
Last but not least, medication management can have a significant impact on your quality of life. When your medications are well-managed, you can enjoy fewer symptoms and better functionality in your everyday life. You may find that it’s easier to focus on therapy and other treatments, leading to a stronger sense of overall well-being.
Are you living with a mental health condition? It’s time to learn more about the benefits of medication management with our experienced team at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates. Request your first appointment online or call us to get started.