Southern Illinois Associates LLC

Medication Management

What does our providers do?

  • As a psychiatric provider we assess all of your mental and physical symptoms.
  • We make a diagnosis and work with you to develop a management plan for your treatment and recovery.
  • We provide psychological treatment, prescribe medications and do procedures such as rTMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Spravato treatment)
  • Our Licensed social worker provide psychotherapy

As part of our work, we can:

  • Help you to manage a long-term mental health condition
  • provide advice about lifestyle changes
  • work with you individually, or with you and your partner, family or caregiver
  • provide second opinions and advice to other doctors and health professionals
  • refer you to other health professionals
  • admit you to hospital if required.

What can we help you with?

  • A psychiatrist can be of particular help if your mental health condition:
    • is complex or difficult to diagnose
    • involves suicidal ideas or plans
    • is severe or happens suddenly
    • needs medication that only a psychiatrist can prescribe
    • isn’t responding to standard treatment through your GP (family doctor).

Common reasons why someone might see us:

  • problems adjusting after major life changes or stress
  • Feeling sad or depressed for long time.
  • anxiety, worry or fear
  • Fear that something bad is going to happen to you or loved one
  • suicidal thinking
  • thoughts of hurting other people
  • Self-harm behaviors like cutting yourself, or burning yourself
  • Having mood swings
  • too much energy, with insomnia
  • constant negative thoughts
  • obsessional thinking
  • feeling like people are after you or want to harm you
  • hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren’t there)
  • delusions (fixed beliefs with no basis in reality)
  • out of control alcohol or drug use
  • problems around body image, eating or dieting
  • memory problems
  • poor concentration and attention, hyperactivity
  • violence, agitation or emotional outbursts
  • insomnia and other sleep problems
  • conditions that start in childhood such as autism, intellectual disability and childhood anxiety.

One of the common questions our patients have asked us

Question: Do we prescribe controlled substances if someone is using recreational drugs e.g Marijuana or street drugs?

Answer: We do not prescribe controlled substance to people who are using recreational drugs or street drugs