What is Psychiatric Medicine?
There are some cases where an individual may benefit from psychiatric medication on top of their therapy sessions. For this reason, BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services offers psychiatric medicine. These medications influence the chemicals in the brain that regulate emotion and thought so they can reduce symptoms such as, but not limited to:
- Depression and anxiety
- Delusions and hallucinations
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Our trained team of psychiatrists is here to work with you to give you what you need to live a successful and enjoyable life. For more information on our psychiatric services, contact clinical director Dr. Dwane Allen at our Lewisville, TX location today.
"my name is emi and ive been getting therapy because of addcition for 5 months. i have 3 kiddos so its nice to drop them off to the PHP program and they help while im in a session... homework and mental health is like killing two birds with one stone ."- E.S. / Google / Mar 21, 2022
"Was intresed in their PHP program for my two girls but they only allow ages 6-17. My oldest daughter who is 9 loves it so far. My youngest, who is 5 will be right there with her once she turns 6 this year."- C.H. / Google / Mar 21, 2022
"Jason, my eldest son, and Marcus, my youngest are both dealing with depression. Because of that they are having some issues with weight. Put them in for depression conseling but our therapist, Dr. Gray suggested we put them in the children's weight loss program. Since weight gain is intertwined with depression i agreed but I didnt really think it would have much of a difference. Everytime they come back from a session they are both different children. They have made friends and found support through the weight loss program and actually have fun working out with the other children in the program. Soso grateful thank you!"- M.F. / Google / Mar 21, 2022
"my husband heard about bhfs on google so we decided to give it a try for my daughter Landrea since our primary doctor has been booked due to covid. We did a walk in and their receptionist got us in, in 10 minutes. She was treated so warmly compared to our other doctor. They had us feeling like family. Sat us down, asked about our medical history and truly got to know us. You can't get that just anywhere. Thinking about coming here permanently."- N.E. / Google / Mar 21, 2022
"AMAZING WORKOUT PROGRAM!!!! My daughter is learning how to take care of her body and EAT CORRECTLY!!!!! We have been to 5 chhildren's weight loss programs and none of them taught her how to eat correctly, (THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM) coaches are amazing and push her to do her best!"- M. / Google / Mar 21, 2022
How Do I Get Psychiatric Medication?
Psychiatric medications are prescribed after one or more meetings with one of our psychiatrists. Typically, before prescribing any medication, we will meet with you to get to know you and your struggles, your goals, and your health and medication history. Before we prescribe any medication, we will come up with a treatment plan, which usually includes therapy to help you get the best outcome possible. After a prescription medication is provided, we will give your body time to adjust to the medication and evaluate if the medication is working in the way it should. Sometimes a lower or higher dose may be necessary, and other times, a different medication may need to be prescribed due to bad side effects or something else. Our team of medical and behavioral doctors is here to help you!
Get the Help You Need
At BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, we want you to live a life full of meaning and purpose. However, there are times when anxiety, depression, past experiences, or something else can hinder us from that. That's why our team of psychiatrists is available to prescribe psychiatric medications when necessary. Combined with therapy, this treatment plan could help you live the life you desire. For more information, contact clinical director Dr. Dwane Allen at our Lewisville, TX office.