Keeping in mind that the brain is the most complex organ in the body and that no two people are the same, it is no surprise that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to the use of psychiatric medications. We do know that mental health conditions can have biological and neurochemical, as well as psychosocial components. Many people find that medications are a very helpful part of their treatment, often alongside psychotherapy.
Finding the Right Medication for You
Our prescribing clinicians work collaboratively with our psychotherapists and carefully evaluate an individual’s symptoms, history, and functioning to determine whether treatment with one or more medications may be effective. Medications are chosen thoughtfully and are carefully monitored.
Many Factors Can Affect How Medications Work
The type of mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and ADHD
Age, sex, and body size
Habits like smoking, drug use, and drinking
Other medications and herbal or vitamin supplements