Written by Dr. Jonathan Williams, BSN RN, CCRN, PMHNP-BC, DNP;
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NorthLakes Community Clinic- Ashland Downtown Clinic and Iron River Clinics
NorthLakes Community Clinic (Published 2017)
Psychiatrists or psychiatric practitioners provide psychiatric medication management and assessment. But what does that really mean? That can sound like a scary, daunting thing especially if you have not taken any psychiatric medications before, had bad experiences in the past with medications/treatment, or if you are not sure if medications are the best option for your symptoms. There can be a lot of unknowns! But understanding how a psychiatric practitioner can help you, learning what the phrase “medication management” means and knowing what to expect with your psychiatric assessment visit may reduce any concerns. Understanding this can be one of the most important steps to help get treatment for mental health symptoms.