What are controlled substance medications?
Certain medication that are potentially addictive are considered “controlled”, and can only be prescribed by a provider who has met you in person first, as per the federal regulation, The Ryan Haight Act of 2008. Examples of controlled medications are:
- Benzodiazepines - used for anxiety, panic, sleep disorders, tremors, and seizures - include medications such as Xanax, Ativan, Restoril, Valium, Klonopin, and Librium
- Hypnotics - used for insomnia - include medications such as Ambien, Ambien CR, Lunesta, and Sonata
- Stimulants - used for ADD/ADHD, fatigue, depression, cognitive issues, and narcolepsy - include medications such as Dextroamphetamine, Adderall, Vyvanse, Dexedrine, Methylphendiate, Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, Provigil, and Nuvigil
- Opioids, used for pain, and will not generally be recommended by psychiatrists
Other questions related to Collaborative Care
- Why will I get more fully well with collaborative psychiatry?
- What is the role of the psychiatrist in the collaborative care?
- Why do we recommend collaborative psychiatry?
- Is there any additional cost for getting collaborative psychiatric care?
- Why is collaborative psychiatry safer for me?
- How do I receive this collaborative psychiatric care?
- Why is collaborative psychiatry more efficient?
- What do we mean by Collaborative Care Psychiatry?
- What if I don’t currently have a primary care provider or I find that the one I have doesn’t want to work with me in this way?
- How might I get controlled medications from my primary care provider?