Medication Management Specialist

Dura Medical

Behavioral Health & TMS and Ketamine Specialists located in Naples, FL

If you struggle with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other mental health issues, turn to Dura Medical in Naples, Florida. Behavioral health specialists Stephen Durand, CRNA, APRN, Kathryn Hart, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CPNP-PC, and their expert team offer medication management to relieve unpleasant symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Medication Management Q&A

What is medication management?

Medication management for mental health disorders uses medicine to reduce unpleasant symptoms and help you thrive at work, school, and in interpersonal relationships. 

Medication management might be a good option if you have one of the following mental health struggles:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance abuse disorder 
  • Dual diagnoses

You may experience more than one type of mental health disorder at once, but treatment with the experts at Dura Medical can help nonetheless.

What are the symptoms of a mental health disorder?

Common signs and symptoms associated with mental health disorders include:

  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Ongoing sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Constant fear or worry
  • Not being able to pay attention
  • Irritability or mood changes
  • Flashbacks
  • Recurring nightmares
  • Avoiding certain situations
  • Obsessions or compulsions
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Problems controlling anger
  • Unplanned weight gain or weight loss

You might have a mental health disorder because of past traumatic experiences, ongoing stress, genetics, or your environment. 

The Dura Medical team offers a variety of treatments, in addition to medications, to give you the most effective outcome.

How does my provider diagnose mental health disorders?

To determine which type of mental health disorder, if any, you struggle with, the Dura Medical experts review your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam, if needed, and a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Your provider discusses your lifestyle and desired outcome and may order blood tests.

What happens during medication management?

The Dura Medical team personalizes each medication regimen to match your needs, lifestyle, and desired outcome. They may recommend more than one type of medication. You could receive oral medicines, nasal sprays, or ketamine infusions to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. 

In addition to medication management, your mental health specialist might suggest you undergo counseling, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), or other treatments to improve your mood and help you enjoy life to its fullest. 

They monitor your progress to ensure each treatment works effectively and make changes to your treatment regimen if needed.

To learn more about medication management for mental health disorders and find out if this treatment is right for you, call the Dura Medical office or book an appointment online today.

Conditions We Treat

A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

A persistent condition usually indicated by patterns of inattention or uncontrollable hyperactivity.

Eating Disorders
Symptoms vary and can have serious overall impact on the body if left untreated.

A psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressful event.

An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions.

A disorder characterized by cycles of depression and elation.

A persistent feeling of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptoms.

Moderate to severe depression in a woman after giving birth.

Dual Diagnosis
A diagnosis identifying a mental disorder compounded by substance abuse.