Youth medication management
Youth that experience emotional or psychiatric conditions may find it difficult to focus in school or fit in with their peer groups. This can severely affect a young person’s ability to function.
For many mental health conditions the use of prescription medication as part of a comprehensive behavioral health treatment plan is considered necessary. Medications can minimize symptoms, improve life functioning and help children benefit from other forms of treatment, such as therapy.
With any form of medication treatment, psychiatrists will need to carefully adjust the type and/or dosage of medications to ensure youth are receiving the highest quality care. This generally involves monitoring the benefits of specific medications at specific dosages while minimizing any negative side effects that may occur. Over time, the same medication may not produce the same benefits. Helping patients find and use the most beneficial medication as part of their overall health care is known as “medication management.”
Who can benefit from medication management?
- children with a wide range of mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety)
- other psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder are often prescribed medications as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
- individuals with ADD/ADHD often take medications as part of their treatment plan.
Our highly trained and compassionate medical staff remain current with established medication treatments and newly available treatments. By helping patients learn about the best medication treatment options, Citizen Advocates medication management services are both medical and educational in nature.
We accept referrals from both parents and pediatricians.
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