Columbia Psychiatry—Psychiatrists in Columbia, MD
Counseling and therapy are meant to offer people professional help, guidance, and support, as they work through conflicts in their relationships, grieve tough losses, manage stress, recover from mental illnesses, and more. Often, several research-backed therapeutic techniques are utilized to help these people find success in overcoming the challenge at hand. In other instances, though, counseling is supplemental. For example, when someone suffers from depression, anxiety, or another mental illness, they might to work with a psychiatrist, too.
Medication management is sometimes an important part of treatment and recovery when it comes to mental health conditions of the like. Fortunately, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are trained to help people manage their medication, from how much of it to take and when to figuring out what works best with their client’s brain and body.
You cannot recover from anxiety by staying calm. You cannot recover from depression by just being positive. You cannot recover from anorexia nervosa by just eating more. If mental illnesses were that simple, we couldn’t be struggling in the first place.
Thriveworks Columbia, MD in Howard County has psychiatrists as well as nurse practitioners who are now offering medication management online. If you are exhibiting symptoms of a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, consider reaching out to our office. We can set you up with a provider who can assess your situation and provide you with medication management via phone and video.
Who Can Benefit from Medication Management?
Some people think that only the most serious or severe cases of mental illness demand the need for medication. Really though, people with severe cases as well as the more mild cases can benefit from medication. This depends greatly on the individual, their symptoms, other forms of treatment they might have tried in the past, and other factors too. Now, depending on the mental illness, one might find the following medications helpful in treatment:
- Cognitive enhancer
- Mood stabilizers
There are plenty of other medications to add to this list. The medication that one finds beneficial and that one might be prescribed depends on what illness the individual is diagnosed with, be it depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and so on.
So, if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Columbia, MD. We have providers on staff who can help you better understand what you are feeling, offer a diagnosis, provide you with medication management and/or therapy. They’ll put you on the right path.
Should I Meet with a Psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are healthcare professionals who have remarkable knowledge, skills, experience, and training in the mental health field. As we touched on previously, sometimes medication is an important part of one’s treatment plan. For those that do take medication as part of their treatment for any given mental illness, proper medication management is vital.
For instance, one should not take too much or too little of their medicine; they also shouldn’t take it at night if they’re supposed to take it in the morning; and they need to know whether or not to take it with food! Often, there are very specific instructions that detail how one should take their medicine. Fortunately, the psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Columbia will be sure that you know exactly how to take your medication. They will also check in with you to make sure the medication you’re on is helping you and continues to help you. If you need to switch to a different medication, so be it. They’ll help you find one that works well for you.
Set Up a Session with an Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Columbia Counseling
Here at Thriveworks Columbia Counseling, we are firm believers in our mission to help people live happy, successful lives. We tackle this mission by setting our clients up with skilled, caring mental health professionals who can truly make a difference. If you’re struggling to manage a mental illness, we might set you up with an online psychiatrist who can provide you with medication management.
If you are suffering with a mental illness, please consider reaching out. We have a team of professionals who are devoted to helping people work through their mental health challenges and other life issues. To schedule your first session, simply call our office at (410) 910-2708.