Medication Management

Mental Health & Wellness Clinics located in Aurora, Louisville and Westminster, CO

Medication Management

About Medication Management

More than one in five adults in the United States struggle with a mental health concern. At Axis Integrated Mental Health in Louisville and Aurora, Colorado, the skilled mental health team provides medication management for anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and more. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by phone or request one online today.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medication management at Axis Integrated Mental Health provides ongoing monitoring of medications used to treat mental health disorders. The highly trained team ensures you’re taking the right type of medication for your condition in the right dosage to ensure the utmost safety and effectiveness. 

The goal at Axis Integrated Mental Health is to de-prescribe as much as possible, so you only take the minimum amount of medications necessary to thrive. Medications the team may prescribe include antidepressants, antipsychotics, or mood stabilizers. They care for patients aged 5 and older. 

Which conditions does medication management address?

Medication management at Axis Integrated Mental Health can help you or your child better manage the following mental health disorders and more:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Grief
  • Depression, including in teenagers
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

It’s common to have multiple mental health conditions at the same time, which is why proper medication management is vital for an effective outcome. 

Who needs mental health medication management?

Anyone with bothersome symptoms of a mental health disorder could be a candidate for mediation management, psychotherapy, other non-drug mental health treatments, or a combination of solutions.

Symptoms of a mental health disorder include:

  • Intense anxiousness
  • Severe or constant sadness
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Panic attacks
  • Substance misuse
  • Social withdrawal
  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest in once-favorite activities
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Harmful substance misuse
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Problems concentrating

To determine which medications you may be a candidate for, the Axis Integrated Mental Health specialists complete a psychiatric evaluation, physical exam, and medical history review. They discuss your medications, past diagnoses, lifestyle habits, mood, thoughts, and emotions. Genetic testing may be a recommendation to find the best medication for you.

What should I expect during medication management?

During medication management at Axis Integrated Mental Health, you simply take any prescribed medications as directed at home or in the clinic under medical supervision. You might try antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, or other medicines. 

Axis Integrated Mental Health offers Spravato® ketamine nasal spray or ketamine infusions at its clinic locations. 

The Axis Integrated Mental Health team may combine medications with psychotherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), nutrition therapy, or lifestyle coaching. They may recommend yoga, acupuncture, or other alternative treatments to complement your use of medication. 

The practice is the only clinic in Colorado to offer TMS to Medicaid patients. The team calls insurance companies on a patient’s behalf to help reduce the cost of mental health care.

Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation at Axis Integrated Mental Health by phone or request one online today to take advantage of medication management.