Washington Center for Women's and Children's Wellness (WCWCW)
Child, Adolescent, Women’s & Reproductive Psychiatry located in Bethesda, MD and offering Telehealth appointments in Maryland, Virginia, DC, Florida and Michigan
Medication can be a valuable option for mental health. Our team of board-certified psychiatrists at WCWCW in Bethesda, Maryland, has the breadth of training and experience needed to provide complete diagnostic assessment and treatment recommendations for a variety of mental health conditions. When we believe that medication is appropriate, we’ll discuss the options with you and educate you on the expected timeline for efficacy, potential side effects, and medication safety. Visit us at our Bethesda, Maryland, office, or visit via telehealth if you live in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Michigan, and Florida. Call our office or request an appointment online today.
Medication Management Q & A
What is medication management?
Psychiatric medication could play an important part in your treatment if you have a mental health disorder. Medication management is an ongoing service WCWCW provides for patients to:
- Monitor your symptoms
- Evaluate your progress
- Assess any medication side effects
- Appraise the effectiveness of medication
- Adjust medication dosages
- Change or add to your medication
By performing these checks, your clinician at WCWCW ensures that the medication you’re using produces the best possible results with minimal adverse effects.
What types of medications are used to treat mental health disorders?
Psychiatric medications come in various forms, such as:
- Mood stabilizers
- Anti-anxiety agents
All of these medications have different types. For example, antidepressants include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). There are also many variations of these medications.
Our psychiatrists prescribe medication with the greatest impact and fewest side effects, when appropriate.
To learn more about WCWCW's expertise in medication management, please call or request an appointment online today.