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 Brookline, MA 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.
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.
You know how sometimes things don’t go as planned? Well, when we’re diagnosed with a mental illness, this couldn’t be truer. Nobody plans or expects to develop depression, anxiety, PTSD. Nobody thinks that it will happen to them. But the reality is that 1 in 4 individuals will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives. This means that there’s actually a pretty good chance that you or someone you’re close to will develop symptoms of a mental illness.
This might be a scary realization, but the above statistic isn’t meant to scare you. It’s meant to prepare you. If you do develop a mental illness, it’s okay—and it isn’t the end of the world. The most widespread mental illnesses, like anxiety and depression, are some of the most treatable illnesses. So, if you are affected by a mental health condition, don’t worry. You can find help and healing in therapy and/or medication.
Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch
date, the meeting, the family dinner, and the grocery run. Take care of yourself.”
For those who can benefit from psychiatric medication, medication management is pertinent. Fortunately, a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner can provide one with medication management and therefore best ensure that they take their medication properly. If this is a service that you’re looking into or need, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Brookline Counseling. Thriveworks Brookline has online psychiatrists and nurse practitioners that can help you. Just call our office to schedule.
What Is Medication Management? Do I Need It?
Anyone and everyone who takes psychiatric medication needs medication management. This simply refers to working with a medical provider to understand how to properly take your medication and doing so. If you are looking for a new psychiatrist or nurse practitioner to help you manage your medication, consider Thriveworks Brookline. If you haven’t yet found or started medication for your condition, we can help there too. Your initial conversation with your provider will cover:
- Symptoms or diagnoses of a mental illness
- Allergies or other concerns about medications
- What kind of medicine might best help you
Then, your provider will work to prescribe you a medication that alleviates your specific symptoms and provides overall relief from your given illness. Many people find medication to be effective, from those who struggle with depression to those with anxiety.
Why Should I Work with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Brookline?
Thriveworks Brookline Counseling was built off of an important mission: to help people live better. We have seen just how valuable mental health services can prove to one’s life. In fact, we’ve seen just how valuable these services can prove to thousands of lives. There are many different benefits that you can find in mental health services, of which depend on one’s unique needs as well as the type of service they utilize. When it comes to medication management at Thriveworks Brookline Counseling, you can look forward to the following benefits:
- Care from a dedicated mental health provider: You can trust that your psychiatrist or nurse practitioner will stay dedicated to finding the medication that’ll best help you, as well as ensure that you take your medication properly.
- Online care: Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are happy to help you right from home. We might need you to come in on occasion, but typically you can just meet with your provider online, by phone or video. This means optimal convenience and comfort.
There are many other benefits that you’ll find at Thriveworks Brookline Counseling, too. Above all, remember that we have your best interested in mind and will do everything we can to help you live a happier, more successful life.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Brookline
Thriveworks Brookline Counseling is happy to offer medication management. We truly believe that counseling can help anyone and everyone, but sometimes medication is necessary and/or helpful too. If you think that you could benefit from working with a nurse practitioner or psychiatrist to find an effective medication for managing your illness, don’t hesitate to reach out. We would love to help.