Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management for Children

Children & adolescents with a wide range of mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety) or other psychiatric diagnoses are often prescribed medications as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.  Individuals with ADD/ADHD often take medications as part of their treatment plan, too.  Our psych team remains current with established medication treatments as well as new treatments that come onto the market.  By helping clients and families learn about the best medication treatment from the available options, TIMEs medication management services are both medical and educational in nature.

Our Psych team will provide care when treating children & adolescents.  Treatment typically begins with a mental status examination.  Our providers considers factors such as appearance, attitude, behavior, mood, speech, and thought processes to determine the client’s current state of mind.  When this information is combined with the clients medical history and presenting concerns, our providers can make an accurate diagnosis and formulate an individualized treatment plan for that person.

Before medication is decided upon, our team fully educates the client and the family regarding the potential risks and benefits of multiple treatment options as well as no treatment.  Our providers works with the families to determine which medications will be most effective while minimizing potential side effects.  The frequency of follow-up appointments varies from weeks to months depending on the type, severity, and stability of each client’s condition and his/her response to the prescribed medication.  Our providers are uniquely positioned to collaborate with other TIME treatment team providers and professionals outside of the agency to coordinate the best overall care, with signed consent.