Pacifica Care has some of Jacksonville’s most Experienced:
Jacksonville Psychiatrist Services
Other Jacksonville Health Care Services
Phone: 904-221-2232 | Text us at: 904-428-0232
The Behavioral and Cognitive Health Clinic of Jacksonville, FL
13121 Atlantic Blvd. Ste. 100
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Mon - Friday
8am - 5pm
Prescribed Medications treat the symptoms of mental disorders. Medications cannot cure mental health issues or disorders, however they can restore balance and quality of life to the patient . It is important to note that medications perform differently for each individual person. Accordingly, a treatment and medication plan is developed for each individual.
Treatment results and experiences are as individual as people. Some people get immediate effective results from medications and only need them for a short time. For example, a person with depression may feel much better after taking a medication for a few months, and may never need it again. Other patients with disorders like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or patients may need to take medication for a much longer period of time. It is not uncommon during a patient’s treatment plan to try several medications over time in order to achieve optimum results. In addition, medication dosages can vary depending on the type of medication and each patients indivisual response to the medication.
The factors that can affect how effectively medications will work include:
Type of mental disorder, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia
Age, sex, and body size
Habits like smoking and drinking
Liver and kidney function
Other medications and herbal/vitamin supplements
Whether medications are taken as prescribed.
The staff at Pacifica Care is available to monitor and assist patients to achieve optimum results with their medication plan