If you’re living with a mental health disorder like depression, anxiety, or ADHD, medication is probably a critical part of your treatment plan. At TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens, in Queens Village, New York, Gad Makar, MD, and his team of mental health providers include psychopharmacology to regulate your brain chemistry and activity to resolve your symptoms. Their comprehensive understanding of psychopharmacology enables your provider to prescribe the right medicines to help you feel better and get your life back.
Psychopharmacology is the use of prescription medicines to treat mental health disorders. The field is constantly evolving as more research is completed to broaden the understanding of both the chemical causes of mental health issues and how medications can restore balance and function to your brain.
Some of the medications prescribed to treat mental health disorders include:
As an expert in psychopharmacology, Dr. Makar understands how your body is likely to respond to certain medications, both in terms of protein binding and how it affects your symptoms. Dr. Makar also knows how different drugs react to one another, and he prescribes medicines accordingly to reduce your risk of unwanted or intolerable side effects.
He also studies how long the medicine stays in your body, which helps him decide on the strength and frequency of your dose.
Many mental health disorders are due to a chemical imbalance in your brain. You either don’t have sufficient quantities of certain neurotransmitters or your neurotransmitters don’t work correctly. Psychiatric medicines restore this chemical balance to your brain.
Each drug works slightly differently. Some may stimulate the production of neurotransmitters, while others may improve the way those chemicals transmit messages in your brain.
If you’re curious why your doctor has prescribed a particular medication or how it’s working in your body, please ask questions. At TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens, Dr. Makar and the team are committed to improving your overall well-being and believe that the more you know and understand about your condition and your treatment, the better equipped you are to make the best choices to enhance your wellness.
Medication doesn’t usually resolve mental health issues alone. At TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens, the doctors prescribe medication as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include lifestyle modifications, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and group or individual therapy.
In many cases, your doctor prescribes medication to reduce your symptoms, so you have the mental clarity and relief to focus your energy toward productive therapy sessions.
If you’re looking for expert mental health services including medication, call TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens or schedule an appointment online today.