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Medication Management

Aveo Wellness

Psychiatrist & TeleMental Health Provider located in San Diego, CA

Psychiatric medication management can help treat many mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety. At Aveo Wellness in San Diego, California, Jon Deam, MD, offers comprehensive psychiatric medication management. Because medication doesn’t solve all problems, he also provides talk therapy. Both services are available in-office and via telemedicine. To determine if psychiatric medication management is right for you, call the office or book online today.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Medication management is the ongoing monitoring of psychiatric medications, including their side effects and possible interactions with other medical treatments. Another aspect of medication management involves assessing how effective a particular medication is at relieving your mental health symptoms.

Dr. Deam provides routine follow-up appointments for medication management to evaluate your needs and adjust your medication as necessary. If a medication causes side effects that are difficult to live with, he may alter your prescription.

What are the most common types of psychiatric medication?

There are many medications available to treat mental health conditions, including:

  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Antipsychotics
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Stimulants

There are also various subtypes within these major categories. Because there’s such a wide variety of medications, and your brain’s chemistry is unique, you may need to try several before finding the right one.

What conditions can psychiatric medication treat?

Medication usually isn’t the only treatment, but rather one part of a two-pronged approach that also involves psychotherapy or talk therapy. To provide you with the comprehensive care you need, Dr. Deam offers both services in-office and via telemedicine.

Psychiatric medication can play a critical role in treating many mental health conditions, such as:

However, having one or more of these conditions doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to take medication.

What are the risks of psychiatric medications?

While medications help many people find relief from potentially debilitating mental health symptoms, they can also cause side effects. Depending on the type of medication you take, side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble remembering things
  • Loss of coordination
  • Changes in appetite and/or weight
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Hand tremors or shakiness
  • Nightmares

If you notice any new or concerning side effects, be sure to mention them to Dr. Deam so he can make adjustments as needed.

How can I get started with psychiatric medication management?

If you think you may benefit from medication management, the first step is to set up a consultation. Dr. Deam carefully evaluates your condition and recommends the best course of treatment.

To schedule a medication management appointment with an experienced psychiatrist, call Aveo Wellness, or book online today.