Medication Management

Compass Mental Health & Wellness

Integrated Psychiatric and Family Medicine Practice & Psychiatric Mental Health Care located in Houston, TX

When medication is needed to address a mental health condition, you want a trusted expert to help you find the right medication, monitor your dosage, and track your progress. Luciana Thompson, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC at Compass Mental Health & Wellness has the training and experience to provide safe, effective pharmaceutical solutions for a wide variety of mental health disorders. To schedule an evaluation for medication management, call the office in North Houston, Texas, or book online today.

Medication Management Q & A

What is medication management?

Not everyone who suffers from a mental health disorder like anxiety or depression needs medication to improve their symptoms. However, modern psychiatric medication benefits many patients. 

At Compass Mental Health & Wellness, the team spends time finding the medication that’s right for you and determining the dosage that provides symptom control with the fewest side effects. Your provider also tracks your progress over time so you can work together to decide whether you should wean off the drug or try a different pharmaceutical approach.

Which conditions can medication management address?

Psychiatric medication causes chemical reactions that stimulate the areas of your brain that regulate mood, thoughts, and behavior. Many mental health conditions can benefit from medication, including:

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia

Modern psychiatric medicines have come a long way in terms of reduced side effects and increased effectiveness. However, each medication affects every patient a little differently. 

Which medication is right for me?

Medication management at Compass Mental Health & Wellness helps determine which medication works best for you.

A particular medicine might cause intolerable side effects for one person, but not another. Some people experience more symptom relief from certain medications, while others find the same drug doesn’t help their condition. 

Your provider begins by taking a health history and performing a physical and psychiatric evaluation. They start with a smaller dose of one medication and track your reaction for a few weeks.

Based on your experience, your provider may increase or decrease your dosage or try a different medication. 

What type of medications do you prescribe?

The team at Compass Mental Health & Wellness has an in-depth understanding of psychiatric medications. They understand how drugs interact and take care to ensure your safety when prescribing medicine. 

Depending on your diagnosis, your provider may recommend one of the following medications:

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

If you’re currently taking medication, Compass Mental Health & Wellness can provide ongoing management. In addition to medication management, your provider may recommend natural remedies, lifestyle changes, or treatment for underlying conditions to improve your overall health and vitality.

For medication management with a friendly and experienced mental health professional, call Compass Mental Health & Wellness to schedule a confidential evaluation or book online today.


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