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5 Benefits of Medication Management

Feb 01, 2023
5 Benefits of Medication Management
Although there are multiple options for the treatment of mental illness, managing prescriptions is a critical part of treatment for anyone taking medication for psychopathy. Here are five benefits to medication management.

Over 65 million people are taking mental health prescriptions to cope with anxiety, stress, or depression, up 6.4% in the last year. It’s important that people taking prescriptions have access to effective medication management.

When you’re ill, you typically visit your primary care doctor. If you’re experiencing mental illness symptoms, you should visit a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists may prescribe medications to help relieve or manage your symptoms, and medication management ensures you’re receiving the right medication and that it is working properly.

At Ascension Psychiatric Services, Anthony J Hall, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, and the qualified team, diagnose mental illnesses and provide medication management solutions that promote recovery and normal living.

What is psychiatric medication management?

Managing prescriptions is a critical part of treatment for anyone taking medication for mental illness. Your psychiatric doctor or nurse practitioner determines if medication is needed and then develops a customized treatment plan to meet your needs. 

The goal of medication management and psychiatric treatment is to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

How medication management helps you

Having your prescriptions managed by a professional offers numerous benefits, including reduced medication errors and adverse reactions, less stress on you as the patient, and help avoiding unnecessary therapy.

Here are five important benefits of medication management:

1. Ensure you’re taking the right medication

Two people with the same mental health diagnosis can respond differently when prescribed the same medication. What works for one person may not help another, and some medications may cause harmful side effects for some people.

Mr. Hall reviews all medications you’re currently taking, including prescriptions, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter medications, to determine whether they are appropriate for your needs and what psychiatric medications can be prescribed in conjunction with your other medications.

2. Ongoing review of medications and health

Medication management is not a one-and-done activity. Instead, it is an ongoing process that helps ensure your treatment plan remains appropriate over time. Prescription medications may require changes in dosages or types of medications as your health and symptoms change.

3. Achieve better results

Patients experience better results and healthcare outcomes with ongoing medication management. People are more likely to take their medication as prescribed when they’re visiting their psychiatrist regularly and report any side effects or issues that can be addressed in a timely manner. 

4. Reduced mental health care costs

Effective medication management not only improves your health and wellness outcomes, but it can also reduce your cost of healthcare and the healthcare system as a whole. Non-optimized medication therapy costs over $500 billion annually, which represented 16% of healthcare expenditure in the US in 2016. 

5. Increased patient satisfaction

The benefits of medication management all add up to the overall increased patient and provider satisfaction. You receive better care while spending less for it and enjoy individualized care while actively participating in your healthcare decisions. Your provider witnesses better outcomes and spends less time on medication-related discussions that free up time to focus on other critical components of your care.

Call the office in Fayetteville, Georgia, or use the online booking tool if you’re experiencing mental health symptoms and want to know if a medication can help you feel better. Our team is committed to helping you make informed decisions about your healthcare.