Medication Management

Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Practice located in Helotes , TX

Medication Management

Medications can make it much easier to manage your mental health and wellness. You need expert professional support for medication management. At STAT Counseling & Consulting LLC, the team offers medication management for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more through remote telehealth treatment. Call STAT Counseling & Consulting, LLC at the practice’s Helotes, Texas, location, or schedule your telehealth appointment online.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Many mental health conditions benefit from medication management. Your medication creates changes in your brain, including suppressing problematic symptoms and creating new pathways for mental growth.

You may need to continue to use medication to manage your mental health. Or, you may be able to take medication for a specific period, then taper off your treatment. That depends on the nature and severity of your mental health condition. Your STAT Counseling & Consulting, LLC provider can help you understand what medication management means for you.

What types of mental health medication are available?

Mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, can be managed with the correct medication. There are many medications available to address mental health.

Antidepressant medications

Antidepressants include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs). These medications can relieve the symptoms of major depressive disorder.

Anti-anxiety medications

These medications are used to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Antidepressant medications, like SSRIs and SNRIs, are often used to treat anxiety. Benzodiazepines may be prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) on a limited basis. 

Mood stabilizers

These medications help with symptoms of bipolar disorder and other mental health disorders involving shifting moods. Lithium is a commonly-used mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder, and other mood-stabilizing medications are available, as well.

Antipsychotic medications

These medications address psychosis. If you experience symptoms of psychosis, like delusions, false beliefs, or auditory or visual hallucinations, you may need antipsychotic medications to keep you grounded in reality.

Your medication management plan may include medications like these.

How do you get started with medication management?

Once you have the right combination of medication for your condition, managing your mental health can be as simple as taking your medication as directed. But, finding the right medication can be more complex. 

To find out more on how you can manage your mendication please reach out to our office for more information.

To get started, schedule your first telehealth appointment by calling STAT Counseling & Consulting, LLC at the Helotes, Texas office or book online now.