Medication Management Approaches in Psychiatry Medications are a part of the recovery process for many individuals. Medication Management Approaches in Psychiatry (MedMAP) means using medication in a systematic and effective way, as part of the overall treatment for severe mental illness. MedMAP's approach includes involving consumers, families and other supporters, practitioners and supervisors, program leaders and public mental health authorities in a partnership to make sure that medications are prescribed in a way that supports a person’s recovery efforts.
MedMAP provides guidelines and steps for decision-making that help those involved choose medications based on current evidence and outcomes. Results are monitored so that future decisions about medications can take into account what has happened before. Because this is an approach to medication decision-making driven by acceptable results, theparticipant's needs and concerns are an integral part of the decision-making process.
MedMAP focuses on an evidence-based, systematic approach to medication for severe mental illnesses, monitoring and recording information about medication results, and involving consumers, families and supporters and practitioners in the decision-making.