Medication Management/Psychopharmacology

Many psychiatric disorders will require a two-pronged approach for successful treatment: medication combined with therapy or counseling. A two-pronged approach is helpful because of the bio-psychosocial model and that humans are multidimensional.

A PMHNP has the training to provide both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Psychopharmacology and medication management, are informed by the most current science, research, and evidence-based practice.

Psychopharmacology is the use of medications to treat psychiatric diagnoses.

Combining medications and psychotherapy is the best foundation for recovery.

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What about Science?

There are more than 40 neurotransmitters in the human nervous system, and in the brain, there are small molecules like insulin and oxytocin that work more subtly. They are adjusting how cells communicate. Scientists have identified more than 60 distinct neurotransmitters in the human brain. There are 7 primary neurotransmitters.

Medications help regulate the neurotransmission of the brain’s chemicals to assist in the management of symptoms. Medications can enhance, block or partially block signaling.

Through pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics symptoms are managed. Pharmacokinetics is how the medications move through the body and Pharmacodynamics is the biological response to the medication, which is monitored closely to achieve the desired effects.

Behavioral Health Resiliency PLLC does not prescribe narcotic medications