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Mental Health Medication

Mental health medication plays a crucial role in treating various mental health conditions. The right treatment plan should be tailored to each person's unique needs. 

At Bristol Health, we utilize pharmacogenetic testing and the latest research to create customized treatment plans for you. 

Our Mental Health Medication Process

Our process for identifying suitable mental health medication involves several key steps to ensure your treatment works effectively and safely:

  1. Getting the Correct Diagnosis: A correct diagnosis is the cornerstone of effective treatment. Our psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners perform detailed testing to identify your mental health condition accurately before any treatment begins.
  2. Pharmacogenetic Testing: This breakthrough approach examines your unique genetic makeup to fine-tune your treatment plan. We use pharmacogenetic testing to identify the most effective medications and the right dosage for your condition.
  3. Personalized Recommendations: Based on the information from diagnosis and testing, we provide personalized recommendations for optimizing your medication regimen. This may include adjusting the dosage, adding or removing medication, or suggesting alternative therapies.
  4. Education and Support: We empower you with the knowledge and tools to manage your medications effectively, including understanding potential side effects, proper administration techniques, and the importance of medication adherence.
  5. Ongoing Monitoring and Follow-up: Our team continues to monitor your progress and provide ongoing support and adjustments to your treatment plan as needed.

Experience the Benefits of Mental Health Medication

By partnering with Bristol Health for your mental health medication needs, you can experience a range of benefits, including:

  • Improved mental health outcomes
  • Increased confidence in managing your medications
  • Peace of mind knowing that your medications are being managed by mental health experts
  • A compassionate and supportive environment where your needs and concerns are heard and addressed

Tips for Communicating With Your Doctor

When prescribed medication, be sure to:

  • Inform your doctor about all medications and vitamin supplements you are currently taking.
  • Remind your doctor about any allergies or side effects with medications.
  • Understand how to take the medication before starting and follow the instructions provided.
  • Never take medications prescribed for someone else, nor share yours with others.
  • Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any issues with your medication or feel it may be causing more harm than good.

Types of Mental Health Medications

Different types of medications are used to treat various mental health conditions:


Antidepressant medications serve to alleviate depressive symptoms and can also be utilized in addressing other mental health conditions. This includes generalized and social anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The ideal antidepressant for you is the one that effectively addresses your symptoms and caters to your individual needs. Combining more than one type of antidepressant can sometimes yield better outcomes.

Your healthcare provider will evaluate various factors to determine the most suitable antidepressant for your situation. They will assess any existing health conditions, other medications you are taking, and potential interactions with the proposed antidepressants. Additionally, they will examine your specific symptoms and consider any family history of successful depression treatment with a particular drug.

While antidepressant medications may not always completely eradicate depression, they can be instrumental in managing its symptoms.

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Anxiety Medication

At Bristol Health, we understand the multifaceted nature of mental health conditions. We offer medication management services for a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety.

Anxiety medications, also known as anxiolytics, work by reducing the symptoms of anxiety by slowing down the central nervous system.

They help to alleviate feelings of worry, fear, and tension by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which has a calming effect.

Common anxiety medications include benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, and non-benzodiazepines, like Buspirone.

Patients may need to take anxiety medication daily, or they may be as needed. Your mental health medication provider will discuss your dosage details, which will be customized based on your condition.

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ADHD Medications

At Bristol Health, we understand that managing ADHD requires a comprehensive approach involving medical and therapeutic interventions. Our aim is to provide personalized medication management services, ensuring the safe and effective use of ADHD medications.

There are various types of medications available for the treatment of ADHD, which can be broadly classified into two categories: stimulants and non-stimulants.
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Antipsychotic medications, also referred to as neuroleptics, constitute a specific category of drugs designed to address a range of psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder.

In addition, some antipsychotics are prescribed off-label for the treatment of other health concerns.

Various chemicals within your brain facilitate the transmission of messages. Dopamine is one such chemical involved in this process.

Elevated dopamine levels can alter brain function, potentially leading to psychosis. Antipsychotics act by counteracting the effects of dopamine on your brain. Consequently, many patients experience a decrease in psychotic symptoms with the use of antipsychotic medication.

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Mood Stabilizers

Mood stabilizers play a vital role in addressing various mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder. These medications work by regulating the brain's neurochemicals to maintain emotional balance.

Mood stabilizers are particularly effective in managing mood fluctuations, ranging from manic highs to depressive lows. As a category of psychiatric drugs, they are primarily used to treat and prevent episodes of bipolar mania. 

Some mood stabilizers can be combined with other antidepressant medications to effectively treat depression or other mental health conditions.

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Mental Health Medication Management in Utah

Reach out to Bristol Health at (801) 903-5903 or request an appointment to learn how we can assist you with medication management in Utah County. Our team is eager to help you achieve your health goals with personalized, compassionate care that puts you first.

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Orem, UT 84057

Fax: (801) 515-0935

If you are struggling and need someone to talk to right now, the resources below provide free and confidential assistance 24/7:
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

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