Medication Supported Treatment
For some mental health conditions, the most effective treatment involves use of prescription medication(s). The goal of psychiatric medications is to improve functioning, manage psychiatric symptoms and promote healing, recovery and growth.
At Red Oak Behavioral Health, our psychiatric staff is experienced in assessing and treating a wide range of mental health disorders:
- Bipolar and related disorders
- Depressive disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Trauma-related disorders
- Impulse control and conduct disorders
- Eating disorders
- Psychotic disorders
Red Oak psychiatrists prescribe medication to help alleviate symptoms and promote overall emotional and mental wellbeing. While medication can help support those struggling with mental health disorders to heal and recover, most mental health issues also benefit from a plan of care that includes counseling and/or case management in addition to psychiatric services.
Psychiatric treatment begins with the completion of a psychiatric evaluation. During this evaluation, your psychiatric provider will gather additional information related to your mental health, including:
- Information about your symptoms and presenting problems
- A complete medical history (including previous treatments, hospitalizations and medications)
- Personal and family psychiatric history
- Substance-use history
- Relevant social history – including cultural considerations, work, school and relationships
At Red Oak, our medical assistants and nurses work as part of your care team to help you to manage your symptoms and any potential medication side effects. Our nurse support tream helps to gather your vitals (such as height, weight, and blood pressure), coordinates labs and/or care with other medical providers, handles prior authorizations required for your insurance, and provides documentation to the pharmacist regarding your prescriptions.
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