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 Norwalk, CT specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.
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.
Mental illnesses are extremely common in the United States. About one in five adults have a mental illness. That’s over 45 million people. With those kinds of odds, chances are you may have experienced, or are currently experiencing, a form of mental illness. This can be anything from anxiety and depression to ADHD and PTSD. How strongly mental illness affects someone is all dependent upon their unique situation. You may have a mild case of anxiety and have similar symptoms as your best friend who has more extreme anxiety. Regardless, mental illnesses can be difficult to tackle on your own. That’s why we offer a great resource to our clients: psychiatry.
We need so much more openness, transparency, and understanding that it’s okay to talk about depression as an illness. It’s not a weakness. It’s not a moral shortcoming. It’s not something people brought on themselves.” – John F. Greden, MD
Nurse practitioners and psychiatrists at Thriveworks Norwalk Counseling have extensive training and background in diagnosing and prescribing treatment to their clients. Treatment often involves medication management, which helps to ensure that individuals take their prescription medication properly. While counseling is a huge part in overcoming a mental illness, the right medication can reduce or eliminate symptoms and significantly improve overall quality of life. If you are battling something that is taking a negative toll on your mental health, consider working with us. Just call (203) 904-2911 to get started.
Why Is It Important to Understand Your Medication?
You have probably seen dozens of infomercials about different medications. Generally, these commercials show people smiling and living life to their fullest while a voiceover plays all of the potential symptoms and side effects you might experience. Although fully understanding side effects while watching a commercial is nearly impossible, it’s still important to know what you’re getting into when starting a new medication. Similarly, the nurse practitioners and psychiatrists at Thriveworks Norwalk Counseling take all of that hard to understand information and break it down in a way that you can understand.
Changing your dosage, taking your medication at a certain time of the day, and eating or drinking with your medication are all different criteria on how to accurately take a medication. The licensed and trained professionals at our office are able to guide you through these standards. Prior to starting any new medication, be sure to…
- Discuss any allergies or issues you’ve had with past medications
- Disclose any and all medications and supplements you’re currently taking
- Understand exactly how much medication you should be taking and when
- Continue to take your medication as prescribed
- Discuss with your provider any questions or concerns you have about the medication
Working with an Online Psychiatrist Is Beneficial
As we briefly touched on earlier, there are many different mental illnesses in the world and many of them can be relieved through medication. Whether you are struggling with grief, need some guidance, need a confidence boost, or want to feel more at ease, it is possible that a medication could help you. The nurse practitioners and psychiatrists at Thriveworks Norwalk can assess your symptoms, offer a diagnosis, and then help you better manage your symptoms.
Managing your medication online has a lot of perks. Not only are our professionals board-certified, highly experienced, and client-focused, they can assist you from the comfort of your own home. Things can change in an instant. If something feels off and you need to speak with your provider right away, you can. There’s no need to have to rush across town and sit in a waiting room just to discuss your symptoms. Thriveworks Norwalk Counseling doesn’t operate with a waitlist and can generally get you into an appointment in less than 24 hours of your call.
Talk to a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Norwalk, CT
Online psychiatry is proven to be a great tool for our clients. With the combination of counseling and working with a psychiatrist, you can healthily manage and tackle the symptoms that are holding you back from living the life you want. Let us help you make your health a priority.
To get started with one of our caring, compassionate mental health professionals, just give us a call. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment time that best meets your needs. We have availability during the evenings and weekends in addition to our regular daytime hours. We also accept most major insurance carriers and have easy self-payment options. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out. We can’t wait to assist you.