Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is a process available at South Tampa Psychiatry when clients need medication to address their specific mental health issues. It is important for potential clients to understand what medication-assisted treatment is. There are several benefits to this approach for clients in need of treatment for mental health disorders or co-occurring disorders. To learn more about this treatment option, please contact South Tampa Psychiatry today at 866.273.5017.
What is Medication-Assisted Treatment at South Tampa Psychiatry?
South Tampa Psychiatry uses a variety of treatment approaches for treating mental health disorders. There is also treatment available for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Co-occurring disorders, often referred to as dual diagnosis disorders, occur when an individual has at least one mental health disorder and one substance abuse disorder.
The medication-assisted treatment program provides the additional support needed during treatment and the recovery process. The MAT approach at South Tampa Psychiatry uses medications that help curb cravings for drugs while also providing mental health treatment. The holistic approach treats the whole person, not just a mental health diagnosis or a substance abuse diagnosis.
This medication-assisted treatment approach is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It relies on the specific needs of each individual. The medication or even the dosage of the same medication that you take for your condition may not be the same as the medication or dosage amount of another individual in treatment.
Benefits of Medication-Assisted Therapy
At South Tampa Psychiatry, we use medication-assisted therapy to treat a variety of disorders. Some mental health disorders commonly seen in individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders include:
Several other disorders, including schizophrenia, mood disorders, and personality disorders, may occur when an individual has a dual diagnosis disorder. Some people experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and try to self-medicate their symptoms with alcohol or other drugs. Treating mental health disorders is an integral part of the recovery process. The treatment professionals at South Tampa Psychiatry recognize the importance of treating mental health and substance abuse disorders for individual clients’ best possible outcomes.
What Treatments Are Available Alongside MAT?
TMS therapy for depression is one example of treatment when additional treatment is needed to help control mental health symptoms. We use this non-invasive treatment in conjunction with other therapies. Managing mental health disorders’ symptoms requires an individualized approach that may involve combining MAT, traditional therapies, and TMS therapy. Some people may experience mild symptoms, while others experience severe symptoms, further substantiating the need for a comprehensive, holistic approach to treating a variety of mental health disorders, along with co-occurring conditions.
We offer mental health programs, in addition to the MAT, that includes:
- Depression treatment programs
- Bipolar disorder treatment programs
- Anxiety treatment programs
- TMS therapy
The professionals at South Tampa Psychiatry will work with you to find the best medication-assisted treatment. We will also provide any other treatment that offers the best opportunity for the successful treatment of your symptoms.
Contact South Tampa Psychiatry to Learn More
The South Tampa Psychiatry professional staff understands the effects of mental health disorders and dual diagnosis disorders on the lives of individuals. As a result, we strive to provide the best possible treatment options for each person that comes to our treatment center.
Contact South Tampa Psychiatry at 866.273.5017 to get the help that you or your loved one needs in a program that uses MAT. You can also learn more or get started on your path to recovery from the effects of mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders by completing our convenient form and having a caring team member contact you. Discover the best treatment approach for your individual needs, and start living a more productive lifestyle.