A major aspect of mental health treatment at an outpatient or inpatient psychiatric facility is medication management. Medication can equally be a cause for concern or path to recovery. Many individuals are hesitant to take medication because of the potential side effects, so it is very important to maintain a balanced intake of appropriate medication, as well as spacing medicines in order to avoid access. At Access Ohio, we keep a close tab on the intake of medication by our patients and ensure that there is no excessive or insufficient intake.
Medications alone do not help cure a disorder, but when combined with psychotherapy and behavioral therapy, it helps keep the disorder under control. It helps patients recover their highest level of functioning. Medication works differently for each individual and at different paces, so it is important to find the best medication for an individual involving the patient’s condition, past as well as family members.
Medication management helps promote the safe use of medications and helps patients achieve the desired results from their medication. Medication management is an important part of the recovery process when used in an effective, non-interfering way. Educational programs help guide patients and their families to the best use of medication so that they know how best to use the medicine. Using pill boxes to differentiate medicines and take the appropriate ones at an appropriate time, is very important. Placing signs around the house can help remind patients to take medicines. Maintaining a list and schedule of medicines also proves to be a helpful guide for medicine intake.