1 in 5 American adults has a mental disorder. 1 in 25 American adults has a severe mental disorder. Over 43 million adults experience mental illness each year in the United States. The worst part is, most people don’t receive the mental health care they need until at least a year after their symptoms arise.
With mental disorders like depression and anxiety leading the way, it’s essential to understand and recognize when you might need additional help. Counseling is one of the greatest treatment options for mental illnesses, but it can sometimes be very beneficial to work with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, too. Your mind is just as important to treat as any other part of your body.
Every person’s situation and story are different, so every treatment plan should also be different. When you decide to seek out the help of a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, you can expect to receive a well-rounded treatment plan that focuses on many areas within your life.
Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Peachtree City, our mental health professionals offer medication management to their clients to help improve their quality of life in a safe, monitored environment. We can diagnose, treat, and manage the mental illness you have. If you would like to get started with a trusted mental health provider at our location, call our office and one of our scheduling specialists will help you find the best time for you.
Who Could Benefit from Medication Management?
People often assume that you must have the most severe case of a mental disorder to find benefit in medication use. However, that’s not true. Many people who experience mild forms of mental conditions can also greatly benefit from taking prescription medication. People with conditions such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders are all examples of common conditions that might benefit from a medication.
How Do I Know What Medication is Right for Me?
Starting a new medication can be scary if you feel like you don’t exactly know what you’re getting into. Luckily, our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Counseling in Peachtree City are dedicated to providing compassionate, uplifting care and will ensure that you’re educated during every step of the process.
Types of medication that your psychiatrist might find appropriate for you and your needs include antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and more. Your mental health provider will assess your specific concerns and goals as well as past medical history to determine what medication is the best fit for you.
What Should I Know Before Taking a New Medication?
Starting any new kind of medication should be done so after your complete medical history and needs are taken into account. Before starting anything new, your online psychiatrist will discuss all of the potential side effects that can be associated with your medicine.
They will also inform you what time of day to take your medication, whether or not you should eat before or after taking your medicine, and how much should be taken. This will help ensure that you are staying as safe and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions before starting a new prescription or during, just reach out to your provider and they’ll guide you through any grey areas.
What Information Does My Psychiatrist Need?
We believe that your mental health should be a partnership and encourage you to have an open and honest relationship with your provider. If something feels off or you just have a question, we want you to feel comfortable coming to us with any questions or concerns. Before you start a new medication, make sure to:
- Disclose any medications and supplements you are currently taking
- Discuss any allergies or adverse reactions you’ve had with different medications in the past
- Ensure you fully understand how much and how often you should be taking your medication
- Ask any questions you may have
- Call your provider if you have any problems or concerns
Why Should I Choose Online Psychiatry?
There are many benefits to working with an online psychiatrist or nurse practitioner at Thriveworks. One of the best perks is how convenient it is. You can talk to your provider from virtually anywhere. With our flexible scheduling options and extended hours that include evenings and weekends, you can be sure to find something that fits your schedule. In addition to convenience, online psychiatry is comfortable and reliable. These are just some of the advantages of online psychiatry.
Note: You may have to meet with your psychiatrist in-person on occasion for assessment!
If you feel like you are a good fit for medication management, reach out to our office today to schedule an appointment. You can call our office or visit our online booking portal.
We look forward to hearing from you and starting this journey together.