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Psychiatric Medication

New Carrollton Psychiatric medication is a valuable tool used by mental health practitioners to assist in the therapeutic process. Many Psychiatric Disorders are partially rooted in a patient’s biochemistry. For instance, a patient suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder may have a crippling fear of contracting a physical illness through bacterial contamination. They may understand that their obsessive fears are irrational, but will not be able to stop the obsessions or resulting compulsions they suffer from because of the biochemical nature of the disorder. Lantern Therapeutic Services, Inc. offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat OCD, but the therapy may only be effective when combined with medication used to treat this disorder’s biological component.

In addition to treating OCD, New Carrollton psychiatric medications can also be effective in treating other Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, ADHD, and other disorders not specified here. The three major groups of New Carrollton psychiatric medication include Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs), and Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs). Some of the brand name medications which fall under these medication categories are Celexa, Zoloft, Prozac, and Effexor. Although many New Carrollton psychiatric medications have side effects, the duration and intensity will vary from patient to patient; some may experience few or no side effects at all. Typical side effects may include dry mouth, headaches, inorgasmia, and drowsiness.

If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, it is possible that your family doctor or psychiatrist has prescribed medication as part of your treatment. If so, it is important that you take your medication as directed and maintain regular dialogue with your doctor about any concerns or side effects. Over time, you and your doctor will come to understand your unique therapy and medication needs. If feel you may benefit from New Carrollton psychiatric medication, or if you have any questions or concerns about your current psychiatric prescriptions, call Lantern Therapeutic Services, Inc. today and book an appointment with one of our intake specialists to determine the next course of action. Lantern Therapeutic Services, Inc. is committed to help you achieve optimal mental health.

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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a mental illness and require treatment, or if you are experiencing a difficult time in your life and would like emotional support,click here to contact Lantern Therapeutic Services, Inc. and schedule a free, no-obligation intake consultation at our New Carrollton clinic.

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