You may be referred by your counselor to a member of our psychiatric team because medical factors are suspected of contributing to your problem, and you may benefit from medications. Psychotropic medications may help alleviate the intensity of symptoms and allow you to work with your counselor in therapy to address the underlying issues.
If medication is recommended, it is in your hands to decide whether or not to take this form of treatment. However, we encourage you to be open with your psychiatrist about any concerns you may have; declining medications may interfere with your ability to get better.
If you do decide to begin a course of medication, your psychiatrist will coordinate your treatment with your counselor to ensure the best possible treatment.
Prescribed psychiatric medications are available for purchase at the Hurtado Pharmacy on the College Avenue Campus.