The treatment of psychiatric disorders often includes psychopharmacology. Psychopharmacology, simply put, is the use of medications to treat psychiatric disorders. It is important to understand that treatments are individualized and are not “one-size-fits-all.”
This means that a medication that works for one person, may not work for a different person. Also, different people require different doses of medication, and it may take time to find the right medication AND the right dose. Through the medication management appointments, the client will work with their provider to find the best treatment for them.
These appointments afford the provider the opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the current treatment plan while evaluating for undesired effects. The client and provider can determine any adjustments that are needed to achieve the client’s treatment goals.