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The Truth About Children and Psychiatric Medication

The Truth About Children and Psychiatric Medication An astonishing 17.1 million children in the United States live with or have recovered from a mental illness. That is more than the number of children in the country who live with AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined. Although the scope of the issue is massive, many families worry about getting psychiatric care for children due to persistent…

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Safety Tips for Taking Psychiatric Medication

Safety Tips for Taking Psychiatric Medication It’s perfectly healthy to be skeptical or nervous about starting any medication, especially psychiatric medications. It’s important to know that psychiatric professionals will only prescribe medication if they believe that the benefits to your overall well-being are bigger than the risks. You can also take steps to lessen your risk and stay in control with these safety tips.…

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How to Prepare for Your Medication Management Appointment

How to Prepare for Your Medication Management Appointment If a provider at Florida Behavioral Health prescribes a psychiatric medication, they may also ask you to come in for medication management appointments. These visits allow providers to ensure that the medications are working the way that they should and suggest changes if needed. You and your provider will discuss any symptoms you still experience, side…

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Does Your Mental Health Medication Need an Adjustment?

Does Your Mental Health Medication Need an Adjustment? If you take medication for a mental health disorder, you are far from alone. An estimated one out of every six American adults takes a psychiatric medication. These drugs include antidepressants, stimulants, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medications. Psychiatric medications can be important and even life-saving. They can provide much-needed relief, especially when therapy alone is not enough.…

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