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Confused about medication for anxiety and OCD? Here’s a glossary of terms
January 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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The importance of mental health cannot be stressed enough, especially since many all over the world are still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than the physical threat of the virus, the mental toll of the pandemic has pushed many into seeking professional help and support.

With thousands if not millions seeking medication for anxiety and OCD every day, many can feel lost in both the simple and complex terms used.

At Bella Jace Center for Health, we are committed to helping the Nashville community navigate and make sense of mental health without judgment and pressure. With our team of board-certified professionals, our mental health clinic uses only renowned psychological techniques in a supportive environment to help you live a healthy lifestyle.

Let’s walk you through a glossary of common industry terms for medication for anxiety and OCD.


A psychiatrist is a medical doctor for mental disorders. Psychiatrists are trained in medical school to diagnose mental health problems from other medical conditions that could show psychiatric symptoms.

Our psychiatrists and experts here at Bella Jace Center for Health are board-certified and offer medication for anxiety and OCD within the Nashville community.

Our team is composed of our founder Crystal Koss who has a degree in BS Psychology and is a registered nurse anesthetist; our medical director Dr. Anne Fortrell whose experience dates back to 1993 and serves as the Clinical Director of Psychiatry at Mercy Community Healthcare; and our psychiatric nurse practitioners, Margo Fortney and Luyan Emfinger. To help you with all your consultations is our office manager Alma Rincon Montero.

We offer an array of different services, from psychiatric evaluations to medication management, and groundbreaking treatments such as Ketamine Infusions for major depression.



Tapering is the method of decreasing the quantity or amount of drugs taken over time to help the body adjust to its loss and decrease withdrawal symptoms.

At Bella Jace Center for Health, we offer management of your medication for anxiety and OCD. If you need to refill your prescription or change your medication, we can discuss your treatment options and help you thrive.

Serotonin Syndrome

Serotonin syndrome can occur when there is an increase in the dose of certain medications or when a new drug is introduced in your treatment regimen. Common symptoms of serotonin syndrome are restlessness, rapid heart rate and high blood pressure, twitching of muscles, and heavy sweating, among others.

If you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment to decrease depression, we offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which stimulates the area of the brain responsible for managing your mood. It’s also a good choice for those who don’t respond well to traditional methods.


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs are antidepressants that are widely used to treat severe cases. SSRIs are often the first choice medicine for depression since these have fewer side effects than other types of antidepressants.

If you have major depressive disorder and are considering alternative treatment options, we offer Spravator treatments that combine a nasal spray and oral antidepressant. It is most effective in those who have treatment-resistant depression.

We also offer Ketamine infusions for major depression–a promising treatment for those who don’t respond to traditional medication. Ketamine helps lessen feelings of depression and anxiety when it reacts with brain receptors.

Schedule a consultation

Don’t let depression, anxiety, and OCD control your life. Help is available here at Bella Jace Center for Health.

If you have questions or want to set up a consultation, get in touch with us by calling (615) 846-4558, or sending us a message through our contact form. You can also email us at

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