Psychiatric treatment isn’t merely about prescribing medications. It’s about evaluating the whole person – including medical history, physical health, and emotional and mental states – to identify areas of need and obtain an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes, an underlying physical condition can manifest symptoms of mental illness, and it’s the job of psychiatrists to determine the correct root cause.
At Pacific Health Systems, our psychiatrists take a holistic approach to treatment. Working closely with your primary care doctor and other members of your psychological care team, we make sure to get a sense of the whole picture of your health before deciding on a course of action.
Medication management often involves a bit of trial and error. Whether you’re prescribed antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, or antipsychotics, we’ll monitor your symptoms closely as you adjust to the changes in your body chemistry. If necessary, dosages may be altered or medications may be replaced. Our team will be by your side every step of the way as you work toward your goal of mental and emotional stability.