Therapists specialising in Medication Management

Medication Management

Individuals suffering from mental health conditions may be recommended to see a psychiatrist by their therapist or counsellor. Medication may be suggested, by a psychiatric nurse, as a way of handling a mental health condition. Psychiatrists who specialise in diagnosing and treating mental health issues and psychiatric nurse that are trained nurses specialising in psychiatric medications are individuals who can assist with prescription and advice related to medications.

Both psychiatric nurses and Psychiatrists are qualified to prescribe and assess psychiatric medications used in the treatment of mental health illnesses such as bipolar or schizophrenia. They have extensive knowledge of the various medications available and any related side effects. Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses can prescribe medication and may also provide a counselling service. Individuals may decide to seek help for counselling from a qualified therapist while gaining medication management from a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse.

Marijuana for medicinal purposes

Marijuana contains cannabinoids. Two of these cannabinoids delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD have been most widely used for medicinal purposes. THC stimulates the appetite and reduces nausea. CBD reduces inflammation and pain as well as possibly helping improve some types of muscle control problems.  Marijuana been most commonly used for medicinal treatment of these physical illnesses cancer, HIV, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, crohn’s disease and chronic renal failure.


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