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Managing Medication

Professional medication management is crucial for mental health patients to ensure the safe and effective use of psychiatric medications as part of their treatment plan. Each individual responds differently to medications, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health treatment. Serenity Behavioral Health and Wellness medication management involves creating individualized treatment plans and considering each client’s medical history, lifestyle, and any potential interactions with other medications to find the optimal balance for optimal wellness.

Managing medications begins with our psychiatric providers conducting thorough assessments and providing accurate diagnoses. Proper diagnosis is essential for determining the most appropriate medication, dosage, and treatment plan tailored to the specific mental health condition. Once a treatment plan is established, monitoring and adjusting medication is crucial. Our providers assess the effectiveness of the prescribed medication, monitor for side effects, and make necessary adjustments to the dosage or medication type to optimize the therapeutic benefits while minimizing adverse effects.

Medication mismanagement, including issues such as non-compliance or self-adjustment of dosages, can compromise treatment outcomes. Our medication management involves educating patients about the importance of adhering to prescribed regimens and addressing any concerns or misconceptions.

GeneSight Testing

As part of our commitment to personalized care, Serenity’s psychiatric providers offer genetic testing through GeneSight. GeneSight lets your provider know how genetic variations in your DNA may affect your response to certain medications. This can be particularly beneficial when multiple trials of medications have not been adequate. With a simple cheek swab, your nurse practitioner can obtain integral information about how your specific genes may affect your medication outcomes.

The GeneSight test analyzes clinically important genetic variations in your DNA. Results of this testing can help enhance your practitioner’s understanding of how your body breaks down or responds to medications so they may better select a medication that is right for you.

What to Expect

Our integrative psychiatric providers work collaboratively with each client’s care team to promote mental health and wellness. They approach each client holistically by assessing their physical health, current symptoms, and life stressors. Their experience and training in psychiatric medication management allow them to provide a comprehensive evaluation and select medication or prescription-grade nutritional supplements to target symptoms and optimize physical health.

Our nurse practitioners pride themselves on whole-body wellness. They take ample time with you to assess and understand your needs and may provide coaching for healthy lifestyle choices. In addition to or in place of medication, they may suggest alternative treatments such as vitamin supplements, nutritional suggestions, exercise, mind-body therapies, or aromatherapy to get you back to feeling… SIMPLY WHOLE.

Mental Health Services in Savage, MN

At Serenity Behavioral Health and Wellness, our goal is to provide each client with an individualized mental health treatment plan that creates the ideal outcome for wellness. To schedule a consultation with one of our psychiatrists to discuss mental health medications and management, contact our clinic in Savage, MN. We welcome new clients from Edna, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, and the surrounding communities.

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