Psychiatric Medications

Holistic Psychiatry, Ketamine Treatments and TMS located in Golden and Greenwood Village, CO and serving Denver, CO, and the Greater Colorado Area via telehealth

“I've seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you." - Sophie Turner
Psychiatric Medication Management by Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
If you would like to learn more about Psychiatric Medications at Owl & Eagle Health and Wellness in person at our offices in Golden or Greenwood Village, CO or via Telehealth anywhere in Colorado, Contact Us with questions or Book Now to request an intake appointment today.

Psychiatric medications can transform your life by relieving your mental health symptoms, so you can feel like yourself again and get back to your regular activities as soon as possible. Psychiatric medications can also help you participate more effectively in psychotherapy, by improving energy level and motivation, controlling anxiety, and improving emotional regulation so you can process difficult experiences and feelings without getting overwhelmed.

At Owl & Eagle Health and Wellness, our board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners have extensive experience providing comprehensive Psychiatric Medication Management for adults, adolescents, and children. They stay abreast of new research and developments in psychopharmacology, so they can prescribe the most effective medications with the fewest possible side effects. After completing a Psychiatric Evaluation, if treatment with psychiatric medications is appropriate, they will discuss medication options for your diagnoses, explain the potential risks and benefits, and provide prescriptions tailored to your needs, priorities, and preferences. They will develop a customized, holistic psychiatric treatment plan that includes psychiatric medications, psychotherapy, and evidence based integrative care such as nutritional guidance, stress management, sleep hygiene, vitamins, supplements, exercise, meditation, yoga, and breathwork. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and ketamine assisted therapy can be incorporated when appropriate. Our holistic and integrative approach to psychiatry can help treat your symptoms while improving your overall health and wellness.

Owl & Eagle Health and Wellness provides expert treatment with Psychiatric Medications for children, teens, and adults. Psychiatric Medication Management can be provided in person at our offices in Golden and Greenwood Village, CO, convenient to the Denver Metro area, or via telehealth throughout Colorado. Contact Us with questions or Book Now to request an intake appointment today. 

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Psychiatric Medication Management Q &A

What types of psychiatric medications do Owl & Eagle providers prescribe?

Common types of psychiatric medications that we prescribe include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Anxiety Medication
  • Medication for Panic Attacks
  • Mood Stabilizers
  • Bipolar Medication
  • Antipsychotics
  • ADHD Medications
  • Stimulants for ADHD
  • Non-Stimulant ADHD Medication
  • Sleep Medications
  • Insomnia Medication
  • Hypnotic Medications
  • OCD Medication
  • PTSD Medication
  • Medication for Nightmares
  • Substance Abuse Medications
  • Medication for Addiction
  • Medication for Alcoholism

How do your providers pick the right medication for me? 

Our providers choose psychiatric medications based on clinical guidelines, safety, efficacy, side effects, and patient preference. There are multiple options for psychiatric medications for different mental health disorders. Your provider will discuss multiple options for your psychiatric diagnoses, and will discuss their potential risks and benefits. Your genetics and metabolism may affect how well a particular psychiatric medicine will work for you and whether or not you will have side effects. Sometimes multiple medications will need to be trialed to find the one that will provide the best effect with the fewest side effects. Genetic testing can help clarify which medications are most likely to work the best for you.

What should I do if I have side effects, or if the medication isn't working? 

Psychiatric medications can take time to be fully effective. Most side effects are minor and resolve with time. Unless you have intolerable side effects, you should not stop taking a new psychiatric medication until you have taken it long enough for it to have an effect and for side effects to improve, usually about 2-8 weeks. When psychiatric medications are started and stopped repeatedly, they may lose efficacy. Also, some medications can cause adverse effects if they are stopped abruptly. You should always talk to your psychiatric nurse practitioner before stopping a medication. They will be happy to help with strategies for managing minor side effects until they resolve. If you have been taking a psychiatric medication for an appropriate amount of time but it is still not effective, or the medication causes side effects that are not tolerable, they will advise you on how to safely stop the medication, and will work with you to find other options. 

How often will I have follow up visits? 

When you are starting new psychiatric medication, your psychiatric nurse practitioner will schedule follow up visits with you every 2-4 weeks to discuss how your medication regimen is working, monitor for side effects, and assess your progress. They may change your dosage, switch medications, or make other adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. Once you are stable on your medication regimen, follow ups will occur about every 2-3 months to ensure that you continue to do well. 

Can I ever get off psychiatric medication?  

Whether coming off psychiatric medication is recommended depends on your diagnosis and history. Some conditions, such as test-taking anxiety or adjustment disorder, can be treated with temporary courses of medication. Some chronic psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, usually require long-term treatment with medication to maintain stability and function. Some disorders, such as depression, can go either way. Adopting lifestyle changes like healthy diet, exercise, sleep hygiene, and stress management, and combining psychiatric medicine with psychotherapy and integrative treatments such as vitamins, supplements, and TMS or ketamine treatments will increase your chances of coming off psychiatric medication successfully. Your psychiatric nurse practitioner will make recommendations for how long you should take medications before attempting to stop them. If you decide to stop your medication, they will help you taper off safely, and will see you for follow up visits to ensure that your symptoms do not recur.   

If you are interested in treatment with Psychiatric Medications for a child, teen, or adult at Owl & Eagle Health and Wellness, Contact Us with questions or Book Now  to request an intake appointment today. Appointments for Psychiatric Medication Management are available either in-person in our offices in Golden or Greenwood Village, Colorado, convenient to the Denver Metro area, or via telehealth anywhere in Colorado.