Teen Mental Health Treatment
Medication evaluation, management, and administration are part of the treatment at Center For Discovery. Our adolescent psychiatrists use a holistic treatment approach that takes into account nutrition, exercise, sleep, and personal care that are all important factors in recovering from emotional or behavioral problems. It is only after a full multimodal evaluation examining the psychological, environmental, physical and neurobiological factors contributing to the client's difficulties that we would recommend an appropriate and reasonable trial of medications or supplements. Often time's clients present to residential treatment centers on a variety of medications or supplements.
At Center For Discovery, we start by recognizing that previous treating practitioners and families have worked long and hard to try to find appropriate treatment. We make no assumptions that the current medications are either optimal or not. Instead, we use the same comprehensive evaluation to confirm the appropriateness of the current treatment. In some cases we will recommend adjustments and changes that could further improve the client's outcome. In other cases we may help the client to get off current medications or supplements that may not be of benefit. Client and family perception of medication plays an import role in both the effect of medication and compliance. We make every effort to help clients and families to be free of myths and misunderstanding about medications. At Center For Discovery our clients, staff, practitioners and families, join together to work as a team to find treatment with the least amount of risks and side effects to help improve future compliance and successful long term treatment. Our ultimate goal at the Center For Discovery is to find a treatment approach that is holistic and sustainable now and in the future.