We start with a psychiatric evaluation of the patient to understand their problems and diagnose. This will include questions about behaviors, thoughts, feelings and symptoms. We also ask for other details and background information to understand how we can help. Tests may be ordered if necessary. Follow up appointments are scheduled as needed.
Medication could be used to improve psychiatric symptoms and improve daily functioning and overall wellness. They could be a valuable tool to help patients feel better. At Cedar Valley we utilize the most up to date clinical guidelines to prescribe psychiatric medications.
Medication management includes:
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