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Medication Management Specialist

Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry

Outpatient Psychiatric Mental Health Clinic located in Near University Mall, Orem, UT & Lehi, UT

Alongside psychotherapy, medication management is one of the cornerstones of psychiatric care. Whether you have bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, anxiety, or another diagnosis, the providers at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry in Orem and Lehi, Utah, welcome you for follow-up visits both in person and with telepsychiatry. To schedule your initial evaluation, request an appointment over the phone or through the contact form on the New Patients page.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medication management is a service at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry and is a key tool in psychiatry. Various prescription medications can change the course of your treatment by influencing the chemicals in your brain. 

Medications for mood disorders and other mental health conditions work best when combined with psychotherapy and vice versa. You should take your medications according to your provider’s instructions and try your best not to skip any doses. 

During follow-up visits at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry, your provider checks in with you about how you’re feeling. They ask for any new developments or changes that have happened since your previous visit and search for signs of adverse effects.

If you’re not experiencing great results from a particular medication, your provider can adjust the dosage or prescribe a new medication instead. The providers at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry take care to not overprescribe and to make sure your new medications won’t cause any negative reactions with any medications you already take. 

What does medication management help treat?

Medication management within psychiatry can help treat numerous conditions. At Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry, you can work with professionals to manage medications for:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis

While managing these conditions with medications and psychotherapy, some of your visits may be conducted with telepsychiatry for your convenience. This means that instead of coming to the office for care, you can stay at home or in your workplace and communicate with your provider over a secure connection with video and audio.

Which medications should I take?

Many well-researched medications can reduce symptoms of various mental health conditions. Before starting you on any medication course, your provider at Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry explains to you how it works and what you can expect while taking it. 

Options include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety medications 
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Stimulants
  • Antipsychotics

Depending on your diagnosis or diagnoses, you may need to take more than one psychiatric medication at a time. 

To learn more about medication management and schedule your next follow-up, call Alliance Behavioral Psychiatry, or book an appointment online today (coming soon).