Medication Monitoring

Mental Health
5. Medication


Medication Monitoring

If you take a psychotropic medication, in most cases, you should meet with your psychiatrist at least once a month to discuss your treatment. If you are seeing your psychiatrist less than once a month, or if you would like to see your psychiatrist more often, tell your caseworker or lawyer.

It is important to see your psychiatrist regularly so you can tell him or her how you are doing and how your medications are making you feel. Your mental health needs may change over time, so your psychiatrist may need to make changes to your medication. Remember, only you know how you feel. Psychiatrists are experts, but the more honest and descriptive you are about how you feel, the better your psychiatrist can tell if your medication is working well for you.