Medication management is a level of outpatient treatment that involves the initial evaluation of the patient’s need for psychotropic medications, the provision of a prescription, and ongoing medical monitoring related to the patient’s use of the psychotropic medication by a qualified physician/prescriber.24
A psychiatric evaluation is a diagnostic tool employed by a psychiatrist. It may be used to diagnose problems with memory, thought processes, and behaviors. Diagnoses can include depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and addiction
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a psychiatric condition best characterized by worries that are excessive and interfere with normal social functioning. People suffering from GAD are likely to perceive everyday life as unmanageable. The worry is intense and pervasive, lasts a long time, and frequently occurs for no reason.
ADD / ADHD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).
Major depressive disorder affects the way you feel and how you think. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Depression can decrease your ability to function at work and at home.
Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression) These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, activity, judgment, behavior and the ability to think clearly. Bipolar disorder is treated with medications and psychological counseling.
Panic and Agoraphobia
Aboraphobia is a fear of the places or people that trigger panic attacks. It can arise by associating panic attacks with the places where they occurred and then avoiding them. A minority of people with agoraphobia have no history of panic attacks and are afraid of crime, terrorism or illness.
Avoidant personality disorder is one of a group of conditions known as personality disorders. People with the disorder have chronic feelings of inadequacy and are highly sensitive to being judged by others. Though they would like to interact with others, they tend to avoid social interaction due to the intense fear of being rejected.
Co - Occurring Substance and Mental Health Disorders
Mental disorders include: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, and developmental disorders including autism. There are effective strategies for preventing mental disorders such as depression and ways to alleviate the suffering caused by them. Access to health care and social services capable of providing treatment and social support is key.
Obsessional Anxiety and OCD
OCD is a condition that causes repeated, persistent and unwanted thoughts, urges or images that are intrusive and cause distress or anxiety. You might try to ignore them or get rid of them by performing a compulsive behavior or ritual. These obsessions typically intrude when you’re trying to think of or do other things.
Trauma and Post - Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety. Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.