Psychiatry uses many tools to help you achieve mental health wellness.  Medications are one of those tools.  Medications may be recommended following your psychiatric evaluation as one of the methods to help treat a  mental health condition.   Because medications can be powerful tools which need close observation to ensure safety, you may need regular laboratory monitoring and follow-up appointments.  Follow-up medication management appointments are typically 20-30 minutes.  Follow-up appointments can be either in person or by telepsychiatry.