Psychiatry for Children, Adolescents and Adults located in Wellington, FL

Psychopharmacology services offered in Wellington, FL

Psychopharmacology is the use of medications in psychiatric treatment. At Lewis Family Psychiatry in Wellington, Florida, the team of experienced psychiatry professionals offers comprehensive care for anxiety, depression, and other conditions that respond well to medication. Schedule a telemedicine appointment from anywhere in the state of Florida by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool now.

What is psychopharmacology?

Psychopharmacology is the treatment of mental health disorders with medications such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics. It’s sometimes also known as medication management because it involves experienced providers prescribing and monitoring the use of your medication long term. 

When might I need psychopharmacology?

Many people with mental health disorders take medication to help manage their symptoms. Some of the most common reasons to consider psychopharmacology include: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Insomnia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychosis

Psychopharmacology can be part of the treatment plan for other mental health disorders as well, and it can help people with two or more mental health disorders. 

How does psychopharmacology work?

After completing your initial assessment with the Lewis Family Psychiatry team, you’ll receive a personalized treatment plan. Your evaluation includes a psychiatric analysis and may involve testing to reach an accurate diagnosis. 

Genetic testing is also an important aspect of psychopharmacology at Lewis Family Psychiatry. With genetic testing, a laboratory analyzes your DNA sample and determines what kind of medication works for your body.  

Many psychiatric medications, like antidepressants, take weeks or months to reach their full effects. So, it can take a long time to discover that a medication doesn’t have the needed effects. 

Genetic testing can eliminate the medications that don’t work with your specific genetics. It essentially avoids some of the guesswork and makes prescribing more precise. Ultimately, this can save a lot of time and trouble and allows you to feel better as quickly as possible. 

After the psychiatric team prescribes the appropriate medication, they’ll supervise your medication use going forward. You’ll regularly check in with your providers through telemedicine appointments and text messages.

In addition to psychiatric therapy and psychopharmacology, Lewis Family Psychiatry offers lifestyle support. They can guide you in changing your routines and habits to support your recovery. 

Psychopharmacology can provide life-changing results if you live with a mental health disorder. The Lewis Family Psychiatry team makes psychopharmacology easier, more precise, and more accessible than it’s ever been through telemedicine. Book your appointment online or call the office to set up an evaluation today.