Current Solutions For Life clients can receive psychiatric services through our offices. We have a psychiatrist available one day per week for assessments, which take an hour and a half. If medication is recommended, follow-up sessions will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Whenever psychotropic medication is prescribed, counseling will also be recommended.
It’s important to know that medication is no magic cure for emotional or psychological pain and the most effective treatment includes counseling.
Is psychotropic medication right for me?
There are several factors to consider when working with a physician to determine if psychotropic medication is appropriate for you:
- What is the diagnosis, and why is a particular medication recommended?
- What symptom relief can you expect and when?
- You should take the medication as prescribed, but what should you do if you happen to miss a dose?
- What are common side effects (routine or predicted reactions) and how long will they last? Be aware of possible adverse reactions (such as rash, severe headaches, nausea, and vomiting, etc.) and what you should do?
- What initial and ongoing medical tests/lab work is required?
- How long will you be on medication, and how do you discontinue the medication?
- Will your routine activities or diet be restricted in any way?
- What follow-up medication appointments and treatment sessions are required?
If you need assistance paying for your medications, we may help you apply for patient assistance programs. These programs can provide free or low-cost prescription medicine to qualifying people who are uninsured or under-insured. Most medicines are provided by the pharmaceutical companies who manufacture the medicine. Solutions For Life uses NeddyMeds for assistance with these programs.
Please ask for a brochure on the subject, or talk with your therapist, regarding this issue. There are programs for assistance with smoking cessation and diabetes as well. Some programs will help people who have insurance if they can meet hardship requirements, or if their medicine is not covered by insurance.