Dr. Murphey is
a board certified diplomate-fellow in psychopharmacology.
Psychopharmacology is the practice of making
medication recommendations or actually prescribing medications
to patients who may benefit from such medications as: anxoilytics,
antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers. Medicastions
are a help to many patients who suffer from disorders, such
as: Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder,
Anxiety and Dementia.
Medication can be quite helpful if prescribed
in the right context. First the individual needs a thorough
evaluation. If medication is prescribed, it should be followed
closely. Small changes in timing and size of doses can make
a difference. The doctor, patient and family should be clear
about exactly which symptoms they expect the medication to
treat. Patients should ask questions. They should inform the
doctor if there are side effects or if the medication does
not seem to be working.
Medication can only take the individual part
of the way to recovery. Therapy, community support, coaching
and the individuals own determination are important parts
If you take medication, it's important to
be informed, but don't make any adjustments without the approval
of your physician, who knows your medical condition, how you've
responded to medication in the past.
Contact Dr. Murphey to find out how medication
can help you.