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Medication Management

Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Atlanta, GA and Washington DC Metro Areas

If you struggle with depression, eating disorders, anxiety, or other mental health challenges, mental health evaluations and treatments are within reach. At Ascension Psychiatric Services in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC, Anthony J. Hall, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, offers medication management to improve your mood and reduce bothersome symptoms. Call the office to learn more about your options, or schedule a telemedicine appointment online today.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medication management at Ascension Psychiatric Services uses medicines and other methods to stabilize your emotions, thoughts, and behavior patterns. 

Anthony takes a holistic approach to mental health treatments, using good judgment with medications and only prescribing them when absolutely necessary. He combines medicines with lifestyle-change management and talk therapy.

Why might I need medication management?

Medication management is often beneficial if you struggle with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating and body image disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance abuse disorder 
  • Schizophrenia
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Sexual and gender identity conditions
  • Trauma and stress-related disorders

Medication management might be the right option if lifestyle changes and psychotherapy haven't worked to treat a mental health condition or if you’re a candidate for medications combined with talk therapy.

What are the benefits of medication management?

The main benefits you can expect when choosing medication management at Ascension Psychiatric Services include:

  • Mood improvements
  • Reduced depression and anxiety
  • Fewer mood swings
  • Better quality of life 
  • Highly effective results
  • Reduced risk of complications 

When combined with other mental health treatments, medication management is highly effective at treating an array of mental health conditions. 

Which type of medicine is right for me?

To determine which medication best matches your needs, Anthony asks about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle via a telemedicine visit. He also completes a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation by asking questions about your mood, thoughts, and behavior tendencies. 

Ascension Psychiatric Services uses genetic testing to determine which medicines are likely best for your needs based on your genetic makeup. 

What happens during medication management treatment?

During medication management, it’s important to take your medicines exactly as directed by Anthony. You might complete talk therapy sessions, make appropriate lifestyle changes, and learn behavior-change strategies to better cope with mental health challenges.

Anthony follows up with you regularly virtually from your home, office, or any other location of your choice. He can alter your medicine prescriptions or change the dosage as needed to ensure exceptional results.

To learn more about medication management at Ascension Psychiatric Services and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or schedule a virtual visit online today.