Medication therapy management (MTM) at Huntington Beach Psychiatry gives patients the best chance to see positive therapy outcomes. By collaborating with pharmacists to develop a patient’s therapeutic plan, it minimizes the potential for prescription medication misuse. This direct approach promotes continuity and establishes a strong pharmacist-to-patient relationship. Taking into account the doctor’s patient diagnosis and recommended prescription, pharmacists teach patients about the particular medications and how to use them safely.

 

Medication Therapy Management at Huntington Beach Psychiatry

Man responding well to medication therapy managementWhen it comes to our Orange County mental health services, our patients’ well-being is our top priority. Furthermore, this is why responsible medication therapy management is vital to whole-person healing.

Although no two individuals receive MTM the same way, the process itself generally has five main components. For example, they include:

  • Medication therapy review (MTR)
  • Personal medication record (PMR)
  • Medication-related action plan (MAP)
  • Intervention
  • Follow-up

For professionals, part of MTM is deciding whether to even prescribe medications at all. However, it’s also vital to understand that pharmacological therapy should always be used in tandem with traditional, evidence-based therapeutic modalities like individual and group counseling.

The professionals at Huntington Beach Psychiatry and referring pharmacists recognize the delicate nature of using medication to help individuals overcome a substance use disorder. Moreover, while some medications minimize discomfort during the withdrawal process, proper medication therapy management ensures that patients receive the appropriate dosages. When necessary, dosages can be altered to make sure patients continue to make progress during therapy.

High-Quality Care for All Psychiatric Disorders

For adults and adolescents struggling with psychiatric disorders and behavioral challenges, Huntington Beach Psychiatry is ready to help. For example, we offer:

Don’t let behavioral and mental health challenges stop you from living life. In fact, call Huntington Beach Psychiatry today at (866) 334-6286.