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Sometimes dealing with depression, anxiety, or any other type of mental health disorder can be too much even for therapy. Medication management is a useful tool to help get back on your feet.

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Depression and any other form of mental health disorder can be a lot to handle for some people. The feeling of not being wanted, worthlessness, and even just hopelessness about the way your life is going can be a lot for someone to take. This can ultimately lead to someone not being able to do their normal everyday activities, or they could even develop significant mood changes.

You are not alone in your troubles with depression or anxiety. While suffering from any type of mental health disorder can make you feel isolated or alone, there are ways to overcome it, or even help make your days just a little bit easier. For many people, talk therapy isn’t enough, so medication management can be your next helpful option in order to get you back on your feet again. Taking a prescribed medication can help treat your symptoms of depression or anxiety to make your life just a little bit better.

Continue reading to learn more about:

  • When should you take a prescription medication for a mental health disorder?
  • What is medication management?
  • What prescribed medications can you take for mental health disorders?
  • Why is medication management important?

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact emergency services or reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s free, confidential, 24/7 national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for immediate assistance.

When Should You Take a Prescription Medication for a Mental Health Disorder?

Suffering from any kind of mental health disorder can change your life in so many ways. From not being able to do the things that you need to do everyday, your work performance decreasing, not showing interest in hobbies and activities that you used to love, and so much more. These can be sure signs that you are suffering from depression, or another type of mental health disorder.

There are many questions to consider once you are diagnosed with a mental health disorder and how you should go about getting treatment. Therapy is always an option, but for people with more extreme cases, it might not be enough to make the symptoms go away completely. Many people consider taking prescription medication for their depression or anxiety, but when is it finally time to go down that route?

Antidepressants are a key part of treating depression and they help to relieve many common symptoms of it and try to prevent them from coming back. They work towards making you feel emotionally stable and to also help you get back on your daily routine with no issues. For someone that suffers from moderate, severe, or chronic depression they should consider talking to their therapist about taking antidepressant.

What is Medication Management?

Have you ever heard of medication management before? If you are someone suffering from depression, anxiety, or another mental health disorder, it may be something that you want to consider mainly because of the benefits that it can have for you.

Medication management is the process of undergoing a psychological evaluation and your need for medication, and how a prescription medication could help you. It involves talking to your physician or prescriber about what is working for you to see if you need a new medication prescribed, or just an increase or decrease in your current prescription.

One important aspect of medication management is to understand that there may be side effects that you may experience, or that you may have certain reactions to particular medications. Finding the right prescription for you is important. Even understanding how to take your medication is important because mixing it with certain foods or supplements may have a negative impact on your mental health, body, and more.

What Prescribed Medications Can You Take For Mental Health Disorders?

Are you wondering what kinds of medications you can be prescribed if you are looking for an alternative to help treat your mental health disorder? There are plenty of options for your physician to recommend to you, and if one doesn’t seem to be working for you, there are always alternatives out there for you to try.

Some medications that could possibly be recommended for you include:

  • Antidepressants - used to help treat depression, but can also help treat anxiety, insomnia, pain, and at times Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anti-anxiety medications - reduce symptoms of anxiety by helping to prevent overthinking, fear, and even panic attacks
  • Stimulants -  Used for children, adolescents, and adults who are diagnosed with ADHD to increase their energy, alertness, and attention
  • Antipsychotics - Manages psychosis to keep you grounded without losing contact with reality; is good for individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression
  • Mood stabilizers - Can be used to treat bipolar disorder or severe depression to help regulate your mood to avoid sudden mood swings

With each of these categories, there are also plenty of different brands of medications to try, so if one doesn’t work, your physician may be able to prescribe you another one in hope of a different one working out and helping you in the end.

Why is Medication Management Important?

Medication management is a crucial part of treatment that many people participate in, as it helps a lot of people take back their lives after depression, anxiety, or any other mental health disorder that has disrupted it. Overall, medication management can help you learn how to stick with your healing process in order to fully get better.

It can of course treat your underlying symptoms of depression and more in both small and large ways, and it can help speed up your recovery, improve your quality of life, and help address the triggers in your life. It can even help you feel calmer when it is combined with therapy as well, where you can learn coping skills, social skills, and so much more.

Contact a Mental Health Specialist to Take Back Your Life

Depression should not be the end of the world and we know that if you or someone in your life wants to take their life back, contact Transformations Care Network where they are dedicated to helping you get your life back on track. Contact us today to learn what our mental health specialists can do for you and how they can get you back on your feet.