The role of medication in managing your mental health

by | Apr 30, 2024 | Mental health

Navigating the world of mental health can sometimes feel overwhelming, but understanding the role of medications in managing mental health conditions is a crucial step towards recovery and wellness. Medications, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilisers, are designed to correct imbalances in your brain’s chemistry.  

Alongside medication management, adopting a healthy lifestyle is equally important in supporting your mental health journey. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and sufficient sleep are foundational elements that can positively affect your overall well-being.  

At Chemist2U, we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way, from providing easy access to your medications to offering practical lifestyle tips from trusted sources.  

How mental health medications work 

Mental health medications can help correct imbalances in your brain’s neuro-chemistry. In particular serotonin and dopamine chemicals are targeted by mental health medications. By adjusting the levels of these they aid in: 

  • Improving your mood 
  • Reducing symptoms of anxiety, and  
  • Helping you feel more stable 

 Whether it’s antidepressants, antipsychotics, or mood stabilisers, each plays a unique role in your path to wellness (NIMH). 

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Medication tips 

  • Consistency: Try to take your medication at the same time every day 

  • Stay informed: Understand the possible side effects and how to manage them 

  • Open dialogue: Keep in touch with your healthcare provider about how you’re feeling 

Lifestyle tips  

Your lifestyle plays a crucial role in managing your mental health. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and sufficient sleep can significantly impact your well-being. Stay tuned into these emails to hear about some practical ways you can implement lifestyle changes, all backed by trusted sources.   

Chemist2U are here support your journey 

Remember, the Chemist2U team is here to make medication easy and help you with your mental health. Here’s what we offer: 

  • Ordering is simple: It’s easy to upload your e-script or a photo of your paper prescription to the Chemist2U app or website 
  • Stay informed: we provide you with general information about mental health medications, as well as lifestyle tips from trusted sources 
  • Powered by local pharmacies: An expert pharmacist will fill your script and add your over-the-counter items 
  • Same day delivery: have your medication delivered, same day, directly to your door 
  • No more running out: You can keep all your scripts in one place, and we’ll send you timely reminders when it’s time to reorder, or to request a new script from your doctor 
  • Experts that care:  Australia-based customer care team available from 9am to 9pm (SYD) 7 days a week 
  • Don’t pay more: All Concession Card and Safety Net discounts available 
  • Free delivery: When your order is $75+ or includes 3 or more scripts 

References

Mental Health Medications. (2023). National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/mental-health-medications 

 

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Medically reviewed by Dr Matt Cullen
MBBS, FRANZCP

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