Medications offer an effective way to manage many types of mental health symptoms. If you think you might benefit from medication management, schedule an appointment with Claudia Porter, APRN, PMHNP-BC, today. Claudia offers mental health care in-person or via telehealth from her practice, Porter Elite Care Services, in Stuart, Florida. Call now to book your appointment, or request an appointment online.

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How do psychiatric medications work?

Psychiatric medications produce effects on the chemicals in your brain that regulate your thoughts and emotions. Different medications produce different effects on your brain. Adjustments in dosage or combinations of different medications may be needed for you to receive the optimum benefit from your medication.

The effectiveness of psychiatric medications is also related to your unique brain chemistry.

What conditions can benefit from medication management?

Many mental health conditions improve with medication management, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia

Typically, Claudia Porter recommends medication management in combination with other treatment approaches like psychotherapy.

As a medication takes effect and reduces some or all of your symptoms, you’re able to focus on other parts of your treatment and recovery plan.

How do I know what medication is right?

It takes time to learn what medication or combination of medications works best for you. Claudia Porter guides you toward options based on your clinical records and medical history. She takes your concerns about side effects into account.

Claudia also uses genetic testing for psychotropic medications to better predict the medication options that will be most effective. That makes it much easier to find a medication plan that will work for you.

You may need to take a specific medication for a few weeks or months to know if you will benefit in terms of symptom management. If a medication isn’t effective, Claudia can adjust your dosage or recommend a different one.

How can I succeed with my medication management plan?

Once you have the right combination of medications, it’s important to stick to your medication management plan.

Claudia Porter is associated with pharmacies that provides medications in convenient bubble packs rather than in bottles. That makes it easier to know if you’re up-to-date on your medications.

Let Claudia know if you have physical challenges taking medications. Some individuals also have trouble remembering to take medications regularly or continuing to take medications over time. Talk to Claudia about your concerns.

Medication management can transform your brain chemistry, relieving your mental health symptoms and helping you find the space to heal and thrive. For the expert support you need to plan and maintain your personalized medication, contact Claudia at Porter Elite Care Services online or by phone (772) 444-8879 to schedule an appointment.