PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

The right medication can make all the difference.

Brightside’s psychiatric providers utilize our PrecisionRx tool to predict which medication will be most tolerable & effective for you.

Have a medication question? Reach out to [email protected]

LEARN ABOUT BRIGHTSIDE PSYCHIATRY

Note: Brightside does not prescribe medications that can be addictive or dangerous, such as Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, or stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin.

COMMONLY PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS

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COMMONLY PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS

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We accept insurance

We offer affordable care for everyone and accept most major insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

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HOW WE PRESCRIBE

Precision medication tailored to you.

Our world-class providers combine their expertise & Brightside’s proven technology to help our members get better, faster—no matter how severe their symptoms.

precision treatment

AI-powered prescribing

Brightside’s PrecisionRx tool helps your provider analyze 100+ personal data points and 1,000+ potential medication/dosage combinations, so they can predict the most tolerable and effective prescription for you.

Real, lasting results

The proof of our approach is in the thousands of people we've helped to get better, faster.

70%

respond positively to first prescribed medication

1.5x

faster response times and remission rates

75%

of members experience remission within 12 weeks

OUR PSYCHIATRY plans

Affordable help, with or without insurance

Because quality mental health care shouldn’t be out of reach for anyone.

See our list of accepted insurers.

PERSONALIZED

Psychiatry

Pay with insurance
or $95/month

  • Prescription to pharmacy of choice
  • 1:1 video sessions with your dedicated psychiatric provider
  • Proactive progress tracking, anytime messaging, & more

comprehensive

Psychiatry + Therapy

Pay with insurance
or $349/month

  • Prescription to pharmacy of choice
  • 1:1 video sessions with your dedicated psychiatric provider & therapist
  • Proactive progress tracking, anytime messaging, & self-guided lessons

We accept insurance.iInsurance coverage varies by state. Get started to check your eligibility.

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Real stories.
Real results.

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“I feel MUCH IMPROVED! My medication works well for me, and the personal care I have received has been wonderful! My provider listens to me with understanding and compassion.”

Tonya T

“5/5. My provider is excellent and takes time to understand my symptoms and make informed medication determinations. After many years of being on multiple medications, I am feeling much relief after less than two months of treatment.”

Anonymous

“Happier than I have been in years. One of the best decisions of my life was trying Brightside.”

Michael P

“I was impressed with how fast I was able to get an appointment as the wait in my area is months long. I received helpful medication quickly, which is also hard to get here. My provider is terrific, helpful, and kind. The zoom appointments are great for my hectic life. Really love this program so far!”

Anna W

“Very easy and simple to get the medication I needed. Since starting to use Brightside, I have begun to feel so much better about myself and I wake up every day with a sense of excitement that wasn’t there before!”

Brandon D

“It is so convenient to get medication and a therapist that work with my schedule. The quality of care is beyond top notch, and being able to see someone on Sundays is so convenient for people who work during the week.”

Anonymous

Real stories.
Real results.

“I feel MUCH IMPROVED! My medication works well for me, and the personal care I have received has been wonderful! My provider listens to me with understanding and compassion.”

Tonya T

“5/5. My provider is excellent and takes time to understand my symptoms and make informed medication determinations. After many years of being on multiple medications, I am feeling much relief after less than two months of treatment.”

Anonymous

“Happier than I have been in years. One of the best decisions of my life was trying Brightside.”

Michael P

“I was impressed with how fast I was able to get an appointment as the wait in my area is months long. I received helpful medication quickly, which is also hard to get here. My provider is terrific, helpful, and kind. The zoom appointments are great for my hectic life. Really love this program so far!”

Anna W

“Very easy and simple to get the medication I needed. Since starting to use Brightside, I have begun to feel so much better about myself and I wake up every day with a sense of excitement that wasn’t there before!”

Brandon D

“It is so convenient to get medication and a therapist that work with my schedule. The quality of care is beyond top notch, and being able to see someone on Sundays is so convenient for people who work during the week.”

Anonymous

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What’s on your mind?

If your question isn’t answered below, view our full list of FAQs here.

If prescribed, your psychiatric provider will send your prescription to a local pharmacy for your convenience.

Anxiety and depression are complicated. In order to make sure you’re on the right treatment and making progress, we’ll ask you to do periodic check-ins to tell us how you’re doing. You and your provider will use this information to track your progress over time and make any necessary adjustments, ensuring you get the best outcome.

Studies have shown that antidepressants are effective at relieving symptoms of depression—70% of Brightside members respond positively to their first prescribed medication, with 75% experiencing remission.

While antidepressants have proven to be effective, there are always ways to enhance their effect:

  1. Our unique approach of using 100+ data points (such as symptom clusters & personal characteristics) and AI technology helps our providers deliver even better outcomes by pinpointing the right medication/dosage combo faster.
  2. Consistently measuring progress allows you and your psychiatric provider to make informed decisions and any necessary adjustments to your treatment, if necessary. We offer Proactive Progress Tracking so you can visually see the improvement you’re making with Brightside.
  3. Adding additional treatments, such as therapy, as part of a comprehensive care plan commonly leads to better outcomes as well. If you’re interested in adding therapy to your plan, learn more here.

Antidepressants can have rare but serious side effects. It’s important to understand these risks before taking antidepressants and to contact your psychiatric provider immediately if you experience any of these serious side effects.

The FDA has issued a black box warning for SSRIs and similar medications. These medications may increase suicidal thoughts or behavior, particularly in people age 24 or younger. Watch out for worsening of mood, behavior, or suicidal thoughts, especially during the first few months of treatment. Seek help right away if you experience any of these changes. If you are ever in crisis, dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency department. You can also dial 988 to connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Serotonin Syndrome is a rare but life threatening condition where there is too much serotonin active in the brain. Symptoms include fast heart rate, sweating, muscle stiffness or spasms, fever, and confusion. Do not take MAOIs, TCAs, St. John’s Wort, amphetamines, sumatriptan, or linezolid with SSRIs. See a doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms while taking your medication.

The risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may be increased when SSRIs are combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Common NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and celecoxib (Celebrex).

Depressive symptoms can occasionally be the first manifestation of the up and down cycle between depression and mania in bipolar disorder. If you experience symptoms of mania, such as feeling so good or so hyper that people think you are not acting your normal self, that you don’t need to sleep very much, or that thoughts race through your head and you can’t slow your mind down, you should talk to your doctor immediately.

SSRIs may be associated with increased risk of birth defects. If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your doctor about weighing the risks and benefits of taking antidepressants.

Some antidepressants may impair your ability to perform tasks requiring judgment or motor and cognitive skills. Exercise caution and refrain from dangerous activities, especially when starting your medication.

Hyponatremia (low levels of sodium in the blood) may occur as a result of treatment. Symptoms include mental changes, headache, nausea and vomiting, muscle spasms, and seizures. See a doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms while taking your medication.

Taking SSRIs can cause mild pupillary dilation, which in susceptible individuals, can lead to an episode of angle closure glaucoma. Patients may wish to be examined to determine whether they are susceptible to angle closure, and have a prophylactic procedure (e.g., iridectomy), if they are susceptible.

Receiving psychiatric care from Brightside is a simple process:

  1. Complete a quick questionnaire: Answer a few questions about yourself, then we’ll connect you to a dedicated provider.
  2. Get the right treatment for you: If medication is prescribed, your provider will help pinpoint which one is the most effective for you, then send it to your pharmacy of choice (mail order pharmacies included).
  3. Track how you feel: Weekly check-ins will help you keep track of your symptoms and any side effects, giving your provider data to make adjustments if necessary.
  4. View your progress: Watch your scores and overall well-being improve along the way with our Proactive Progress Tracking tool.
741-741

If you’re in emotional distress, text HOME to connect with a counselor immediately.

988

Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for 24/7 emotional support.

911

If you’re having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local ER.