Medications benefit many people struggling with symptoms from a mental health condition. These medications may be for short-term or long-term use, depending on symptoms and diagnosis. At his private practice, Meisel NP in Psychiatry, board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner Jason Meisel, NP, provides medication management. He can help you find the psychiatric medication that works best for you. To schedule a medication management appointment, call the office in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn in New York City, or book online today.
What is Medication Management?
Medication management at Meisel NP in Psychiatry refers to the use of psychiatric medication to help you manage your mental health condition. Psychiatric medication is one of the primary treatments for mental health conditions.
Jason is an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner who offers medication management and therapy to help you manage your mental health condition.
He recommends combining your medication with psychotherapy to get the most benefit, especially when your mental health symptoms are moderate to severe.
Who needs medication management?
During your initial visit, Jason conducts a comprehensive evaluation to fully understand your mental health needs. He uses the information gathered during this initial assessment to develop your personalized treatment plan.
You may benefit from medication management if you have:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Medications are often prescribed when symptoms are moderate to severe. You may also benefit from medication management if therapy alone isn’t improving your symptoms.
What happens during medication management?
Jason works closely with you to determine the right medication and dose to ease your mental health symptoms. The type of medication you need depends on your diagnosis and symptoms.
Your genetic makeup may influence the effectiveness of certain medications. Jason may suggest pharmacogenetic testing to help him determine the best course of treatment for your symptoms.
Once you find the right medication, Jason works with you to find the most effective dose, and he continues care as long as you need it.
Meisel NP in Psychiatry also offers ketamine therapy as a treatment option for mental health conditions. Like with other psychiatric medication, Jason works closely with you helping you find the right dose and route of administration.
Meisel NP in Psychiatry provides compounded ketamine therapy as a lozenge, capsule, or nasal spray so you can take it at home.
How long do I need medication management?
How long you need medication management depends on your diagnosis and symptoms. Some people only need medication management for a short period of time. However, if you have a chronic mental health condition, you may benefit from long-term medication management.
When you and Jason decide you no longer need psychiatric medication, he slowly tapers your dose. Abruptly stopping psychiatric medication on your own may cause serious side effects.
To schedule your medication management appointment at Meisel NP in Psychiatry, call the office or book online today.