There are many types of mental health medication(s) available and they tend to work differently for different people. As such, it can be tough to get the right mental health drug for you and your condition. Your first step would be to speak to your general practitioner who will likely refer you to a specialist or psychiatrist. Because of the varied types of mental health treatment, you may need to change or adjust the dosage of medication prescribed to you over time. That's why it's essential to regularly communicate with your psychiatrist who will be able to suggest alternatives or revise your prescription as needed.
Here is some guidance on how you can get the right medication for your mental health needs:
Depression is a low mood that lasts for an extended period of time. Your depression symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe and there are various different types of depression. All this will determine your prognosis and treatment.
Anxiety feels different for each person but it tends to have both physical and mental symptoms. Some common symptoms are an increased heart rate and feelings of restless nervousness. Anxiety can be long-lasting or experienced as short-lived panic attacks.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that develops after trauma is experienced. Any type of event that is perceived as trauma can cause PTSD so it is a highly subjective experience. There are a few different types of PTSD and this will determine your course of action in terms of treatment.