Some problems are compounded by underlying biochemical disorders, which often benefit from medication.  The evaluation, performed by a Psychiatrist or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, will often include collaboration with the family physician. Medication is a tool, which assists individuals in receiving the maximum benefit from other mental health services.  The client’s response to medication is closely monitored to ensure maximum benefits with minimal side effects.  Medications can enhance the quality of life for children, adults and elderly suffering from biochemical disorders.