Medication Management

What is medication management?

Medication management at Karma Doctors & Associates uses medications to reduce or eliminate symptoms of mental health disorders that negatively affect your life. Karma Doctors & Associates offers pharmacogenetic testing to find the perfect medication regimen for your personalized needs.

Why might I need medication management?

You could be a candidate for medication management at Karma Doctors & Associates if you struggle with one or more of the following mental health conditions:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Multiple personality disorder
  • Other mood disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse disorder

You could have more than one of these conditions at once. If a mental health challenge causes problems with your job, school, or interpersonal relationships, see the Karma Doctors & Associates team for an evaluation.

What are the symptoms of mental health conditions?

Common symptoms associated with mental health disorders include:

  • Fear or ongoing worry
  • Extreme or constant sadness
  • Worthlessness
  • Guilt or shame
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Unplanned weight loss or weight gain
  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Problems sitting still
  • Issues at work or school
  • Problems with interpersonal relationships
  • Mood swings
  • Frustration
  • Irritability
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Avoiding triggering situations

If these or other unpleasant symptoms negatively affect you, help is within reach. Many times, the earlier you seek treatment, the better your outcome.

Is medication management right for me?

To find out if medication management at Karma Doctors & Associates is for you, your provider reviews your symptoms, medication history, medical history, and lifestyle habits. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and complete a psychiatric assessment by asking a series of questions about your mood, thoughts, and behavior patterns. Pharmacogenetic testing uses a simple blood or saliva test to determine which medications work best with your genetic makeup.

What should I expect during medication management?

The Karma Doctors & Associates team personalizes your medication management plan to give you the best results. Make sure to take your medicines exactly as directed. Your mental health specialist could also recommend lifestyle changes, dietary supplements, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), psychotherapy, or group counseling. Your specialist monitors your mood and overall mental health during treatment to ensure it works as designed. They can make changes to your medication regimen as needed to help you enjoy life to its fullest.