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Medication Management

Medication Management

Medication Management services offered in Weymouth, MA

Medications help treat many of the symptoms and causes of mental health disorders, but they require expert management. The team of experts of Revive Holistic Psychiatry in Weymouth, Massachusetts, provide high-quality medication management services. With their help, you can enjoy better mental health and fewer side effects from your medicines. To find out more, call Revive Holistic Psychiatry or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medications often play a vital role in psychiatric disorder treatment. Medication management is a service Revive Holistic Psychiatry provides to ensure you take the safest, most effective medicines for your condition.

Antidepressant medications come in three main types — selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). There are also different products within these medication categories; for example, not all SSRIs are the same.

Depending on your condition, you might need other kinds of medications, like anti-anxiety drugs for anxiety disorders or stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Many patients have several conditions that require more than one treatment. For instance, it’s not uncommon to have depression and anxiety with ADHD.

Revive Holistic Psychiatry finds the best combination of drugs for you at the optimal dose. They also offer innovative new treatments like Spravato® esketamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression and dietary supplements to enhance brain function.

What other benefits does medication management offer?

When taking drugs for your mental health condition, you might also be taking medication for another disorder, like blood pressure pills for hypertension, analgesics for chronic pain, or anticoagulants to stop clots from forming in your blood.

These drugs can have different effects when taken together, so it’s important that a qualified provider assesses the impact of all the medicines you take on your health.

Another medication management benefit is that a regular review ensures you don’t take drugs you no longer need if your requirements change over time. Your provider also checks to see if newer medicines that are more effective or cause fewer side effects have become available.

Revive Holistic Psychiatry uses gene testing to optimize medication effectiveness.

How does gene testing help with medication management?

GeneSight® and Genomind® genetic testing examines patients’ genes to determine how they’ll likely respond to specific drugs.

Everyone is different, so prescribing medications involves some trial and error that could continue for months before you find a suitable drug. Gene testing significantly improves your chance of quickly getting a prescription that helps and doesn’t cause unpleasant side effects.

Medication management is available in person at Revive Holistic Psychiatry’s offices or via telehealth. Some conditions and medications (like stimulant use for ADHD) require in-person evaluations and follow-up as required by Massachusetts state law and regulations.

Call Revive Holistic Psychiatry today or book an appointment online to benefit from a medication management review.