When suffering from a mental illness, there are several different strategies that can play a role in your recovery: therapy, mindfulness, and a support network of family and friends, just to name a few. Often, though, the illness itself may get in the way of your ability to make the most of these other lifelines. Medication management can be a helpful tool in relieving your symptoms, while allowing you to fully embrace the other aspects of the healing process.
The effectiveness of mental health medications
A recent study has shown that medications prescribed for mental illness are as effective as medications for other physical conditions. In other words, there is little difference between taking a medicine to help lower your blood pressure and taking a medicine to help combat anxiety or depression. Depending on your specific symptoms, there may be different medications available, and our psychiatrists will be able to determine the best one for you and your treatment plan. They’ll discuss the benefits, risks, and goals of any medication they prescribe, as well as any concerns or questions you may have.
Medication management as one part of your treatment
At Connections Wellness Group, we view medication as one piece of the puzzle, and our ultimate goal is to help you reconnect with your life in such a way that a medication will no longer be needed. In the short-term, however, certain medications can offer a valuable boost to your mood or energy, maximizing your benefits from other forms of treatment. It may allow you to open up more easily in individual counseling with one of our therapists, or it might provide you with the fresh outlook needed to begin making mindfulness a habit in your daily life. In the midst of mental illness, maintaining a commitment to recovery—whether it’s regular therapy sessions, daily exercise, or even just asking for help when you need it—can seem impossible. The proper medication can allow you to overcome those barriers and help you to help yourself. Get in touch with our team today to discuss the possibilities of medication management for you.