What is psychiatry?
Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses specifically on the medical and psychotherapeutic treatment of mental conditions and disorders.
How does psychiatry work?
Psychiatry allows people struggling to manage mental conditions or disorders to get access to medications that will make daily functioning easier, as well as work through any mental factors that might be causing or worsening their condition. Though medications can't cure mental disorders, medication can make symptoms more manageable, making the process of psychotherapeutic treatment easier and more effective. Psychiatric care can be available through in-person psychiatry and online psychiatry, depending on where you live and your own preferences. However, psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Maumelle, AR specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.
Does psychiatry deal with anxiety?
Psychiatrists are among the mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication, and they are also capable of offering therapeutic treatment for anxiety as well, though not every psychiatric professional offers therapy. Medication management can be offered via in-person or online psychiatry.
What is the difference between a mental health therapist and psychiatrist?
A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, thought they often refer clients to psychiatrists for medication management. Psychiatrists are medically trained doctors who specialize in mental health treatment, mainly through medication management and prescription, though they can also practice therapy.
What's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?
Psychologists and psychiatrists receive differing educations, as psychologists are not medically trained the same way that psychiatrists are. Psychologists mainly specialize in providing therapy services and diagnoses for mental disorders — something that most therapists cannot provide — while psychiatrists manage medications and sometimes provide therapy services. The main difference is that psychologists (generally) cannot prescribe medications the way psychiatrists can.
Do psychiatric NPs treat mental disorders?
Psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs) treat and diagnose disorders, prescribe and manage medications, and offer psychotherapy services, too.
How do psychiatriac providers diagnose?
Oftentimes, psychiatrists or psychiatric professionals will perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, which involves an in-depth discussion about your symptoms, medical history, and current medications. Once they reach a diagnosis, they may suggest starting certain medications depending on your condition and the intensity of your symptoms.
Is psychiatry/medication conducted in person or online?
At Thriveworks, we offer online psychiatry as well as in-person therapy services for optimal comfort and convenience.
How long does psychiatry last?
Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Maumelle can last for as little or as much time as the client needs to reach their treatment goals, whether that be a month or two or over the course of years. treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client's goals for treatment.
Need more help deciding?
Do you struggle to get out of bed due to depression? Are you overwhelmed with anxiety such that you hate leaving the house? Of course therapy can help, but if you have difficulty getting out of bed or leaving the house, then therapy becomes a challenge. We saw the problem and found a reasonable option for our clients who really want to get better. We hired a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
So what exactly is a psychiatric nurse practitioner anyway?
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) earn master’s or doctoral degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing. These highly trained nurses assess, diagnose, and treat individuals or families with both therapy and medication. The medication helps the individual stabilize their symptoms long enough to start work in therapy.
Do I really need therapy AND medicine?
Many of our clients get the help they need with therapy alone, but some find medication to really help with the acute symptoms like panic, dread, helplessness, and hopelessness to name a few. Once these symptoms are under control, the client is typically able to work through the root causes with therapy. In fact, studies show that therapy and medication together do far more than either option alone, especially in cases of severe anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and personality disorders.
Psychiatric nurse practitioners have the medical training and clinical background to help you determine if medication management is right for you. Keep in mind that this is not a new concept. If you needed medication to control your blood pressure or to manage your diabetes, your medical doctor would prescribe medicine, as well as proper diet and exercise. It is full spectrum health care. Thriveworks Counseling of Conway offers full spectrum behavioral health care for clients who may benefit from psychiatric medication as part of a structured mental health support plan.
At Thriveworks, you never have to wait for long periods of time to get an appointment. We guarantee an appointment within twenty-four hours for therapy and within one week for medication management. In fact, you never have to wait in the reception area either. We don’t double stack appointments. We are committed to seeing you on time, every time, and our clients love it. No one wants to wait, and at Thriveworks you don’t have to.
If you’ve been considering medication management, now is the right time to schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks Maumelle Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner! Call us at (501) 628-9066.