Being psychiatrists and doctors we also have the possibility of prescribing drugs as part of the treatment. In many cases, such as depression and anxiety disorders, the combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy is the best (and sometimes the only) way to reach full recovery.
Psychopharmacology is a big field with many kinds of drugs and medical strategies. It is important to use the combination of evidence based medicine and a personalization of the treatment to increase chance of recovery. If we considere that pharmacotherapy is beneficial to the patient, we use the lowest efficient dose.
An important part of the treatment is that the patient feels free to ask about possible side effects, dosage... We are therefore accessible by phone and email.