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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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 of treatment.

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.

 




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