The Value of Management
Many behavioral health patients juggle several different prescriptions, sometimes from various prescribers. For some, it’s difficult to keep track of multiple medications, especially when mental health challenges get in the way. Mistakes with medications are costly, too, as they can lead to adverse drug interactions, side effects, overdoses, and even complications from forgetting to take them.
Medication management is a service designed to help these patients stay organized. Our specialists provide reminders, monitor doses, and make sure patients are consistently taking their medicine. We also offer some oversight when dealing with multiple prescribers by looking out for potential interactions and preventing the side effects of misuse.
Mental health disorders affect everyone differently, and the level of assistance each individual needs with their medications varies as well. Depending on the specific disorder, other conditions, needs, and circumstances, each patient may require a unique mix of the following services:
- Medication reminders
- Regular encouragement
- Physical assistance
What’s more, we also work directly with the patient’s caregivers. By involving the people administering treatment and care, we can ensure that each patient’s needs, concerns, and goals are met.
Medications We Manage
At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, we employ a team of specialists and experts in behavioral health medications. They apply their years of training and knowledge to every case so our patients can be confident that their needs are understood. The medications we manage include but are not limited to the following:
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, and other SSRIs are antidepressants that increase serotonin production and improve a patient’s mood and outlook.
- Mood Stabilizers: Lithium, Valproate, and similar medications limit extreme emotional highs and lows, helping to balance moods and keep them from interfering with daily life.
- Antipsychotics: Also known as neuroleptics, medicines like Abilify, Clozaril, Seroquel, and others are used to regulate thinking and perception and can combat impulsiveness.
- Benzodiazepines: These are effective in treating anxiety disorders, seizures, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawals and include well-known brands Valium, Serax, Xanax, and Klonopin.
- And more.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you or a loved one is relying on medications for a chronic or mental disorder, consider partnering with a professional. North Ward Behavioral Health Center provides medication management services for patients throughout the Newark, NJ region. To discuss your medications and how we can help manage them, contact us today to make an appointment.