When it’s time to select a career path, we consider many different factors. We consider our strengths and weaknesses, pay, what brings us fulfillment, availability. In considering these factors, some decide to become a teacher. Others decide to go into the construction industry. And others decide to enter the medical field.
There are many career opportunities in the medical field, one of which is becoming a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental health conditions. When these conditions go untreated, an individual can suffer from harmful short- and long-term effects.
Psychiatrists dedicate their work and their lives to helping people live better. They have obtained the necessary skills, training, and experience to work with a range of individuals suffering from a multitude of disorders, like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction and substance abuse.
Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL, we have online psychiatrists on our team who are committed to offering convenient, valuable psychiatric care. If you decide to consult one of these professionals, you can look forward to convenient appointments over the phone and video. There may be an assessment or check-up that requires you to come into the office, but otherwise, your appointments can be attended online.
When Should a Psychiatrist Be Consulted?
Here at Thriveworks, we believe that talking to a mental health professional is always a good idea. Now, there are certain people who might benefit more greatly from talking to a psychiatrist. For example, if you are experiencing any of the following, you should consider consulting a psychiatrist:
- Uncontrollable racing thoughts
- Depressive feelings
- Changes in appetite
- Significant changes in weight
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Withdrawal from others
- Lack of interest in each day
If you are experiencing the above, you might have a mental health condition that needs to be treated. Scheduling an appointment for psychiatry might sound scary or intimidating, but it is the equivalent of taking care of your mental health and wellbeing. It is the first step in living better.
A psychiatrist is a human being, like you and I. The major difference is that they have knowledge, skills, training, and experience that they have spent years obtaining to help people just like you. Psychiatrists can offer professional diagnosis and treatment of your mental health condition.
What Is Medication Management?
Medication management is the process of evaluating one’s condition, prescribing medication for it, and monitoring the individual as they continue to take their medication.
A big difference between psychiatrists and other mental health professionals is that psychiatrists can provide medication management. If they determine that medication is a viable treatment option for you, they will be sure to explain exactly how you should take your medication (when, what dosage, with/without food, etc.) as well as any potential side effects.
Sometimes, the first medication that someone is prescribed doesn’t turn out to be a good fit. In these instances, a psychiatrist can easily alter one’s prescription or change it entirely. Be sure to tell your psychiatrist about any unwanted side effects.
Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Maitland, FL
If you’re ready to meet with a psychiatrist, there is nothing standing in your way of talking to a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Maitland, FL. We are proud to offer premium, accessible services to our clients. Our psychiatrists help their clients in telehealth sessions over the phone or video. This provides optimal comfort and convenience. In addition, Thriveworks Counseling offers:
- Flexible appointment times (including evenings and weekends)
- First session within 24-48 hours of a new client’s call
- Exclusive access to self-help videos and ebooks
- Flexible cancellations
To schedule your appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL, call our office. We look forward to speaking with you and setting you up with a skilled online psychiatrist.