At Serenity Mental Health Centers, we understand that every patient is unique and not all treatments work equally as well, which is why we offer a variety of options, including medication for depression,anxiety, PTSD, and others. Medication is a great option for many people.
Many find antidepressants and other types of medication to be completely life changing. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health claims that the side effects that are sometimes experienced with medications are outweighed by the benefits that they can bring to someone’s life.
Antidepressants and other drugs can also be a very affordable treatment option for depression, anxiety,and other conditions. Most insurances cover a large portion of the costs of your medication, leaving you with an affordable co-pay.
For example, to treat depression, doctors commonly prescribe SSRIs or SNRIs. Doctors also prescribe the same types of medications along with benzodiazepines (i.e. Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, etc.) to treat anxiety.
Psychiatrists use stimulants to treat ADHD, mood stabilizers to treat bipolar disorder, and antipsychotics to treat psychosis in conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
And if there isn’t a specific drug to treat your condition, your psychiatrist can prescribe medications to treat symptoms like insomnia and fatigue.