The prevailing research indicates that the best approach to mental health care treatment involves a combination of psychotherapy and medication management.
At Portland Mental Health & Wellness, we offer a comprehensive approach to mental health treatment that includes the integration of psychiatric naturopathy and allopathic medications. This combined approach has shown promising results in treating various mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and distress related to trauma.
Understanding how psychiatric medications are integrated into your mental health care is vital to your successful treatment, and we are committed to providing you with quality care tailored to your specific needs. When starting on psychiatric medications, our licensed psychiatric practitioners take the time to get to know you, your medical history, and any current or previous medications you have taken. This collaborative process requires patience and open communication, as your well-being and optimal dosage are of utmost importance.
As with any medication, there are associated risks, including potential side effects and interactions with other prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or supplements. Our psychiatric practitioners work closely with you to monitor your response to the medication and reduce any risks. Over time, your well-being may improve, and we will work with you to safely modify, taper, or discontinue medications as needed. It is crucial to work directly with your psychiatric practitioner during this process to avoid adverse effects.
Starting a new medication to enhance your mental health is a personal decision, and our team is dedicated to guiding you thoughtfully and responsibly. Throughout your treatment, our mental health care team, including your psychotherapist, will be available to support you and assess any changes. Rest assured that we are here to provide you with the best care possible and work together towards your overall well-being and growth.