Why Would I Need Medication?
Often people find themselves repeatedly having difficulty getting out of bed in the morning. This is often coupled with ongoing struggles beginning and finishing basic tasks. There can be a general feeling of sadness that seems to persist during a variety of settings and in various settings. People with these symptoms can also have a history of these moods and behaviors in their family, so much so that growing up they accepted these traits as normal. But now these symptoms interfere in their daily lives, particularly in relationships.
Many people seek help from a counselor and/or therapist to help resolve these issues. While this is a good first step, many of these traits and behaviors may be symptoms of anxiety or depression. These disorders have physiological elements that are best addressed with a combination approach of therapy and treatment with a psychotropic medication. During treatment using psychotropic medication, managing those medications with the help of a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioners can be very helpful and often essential.
What Is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?
Psychiatric nurse practitioners are nurses with advance certification who received, or are receiving, training specifically in the treatment of psychiatric syndromes or disorders with the use of psychotropic medication. A psychiatric nurse practitioner is often trained and experienced in treating a variety of disorders within a range of severity: Such disorders include (but are not limited to):
- Other Mood Disorders.
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Thought Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Adjustment Disorder
- Pain Management
Psychiatric nurse practitioners are also trained in various specialties and across a range of age groups. They are specially trained to deal with the unique and complex problems that mental health disorders present.
How Does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Work with a Therapist?
Psychiatric nurse practitioners have the ability to prescribe medication. As mentioned before, treatment with medication can be important in treating the internal, medical aspects of mental illness. This treatment can be long-term or short-term depending on the client’s individual needs due to the conditions and cause of the disorder. “Talk” therapists, using a variety of treatment modalities including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral interventions, are very useful in a variety of situations. However, research has shown that the best outcomes of treatment occur when a therapist works in combination with medication management provided by a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
A Thriveworks psychiatric nurse practitioner can prescribe, monitor, and adjust medications as needed. The psychiatric nurse practitioner at Thriveworks Franklin is also trained in the use of alternative approaches to medication, such as essential oils, so that the client has options that they can explore. At Thriveworks Franklin, our skilled team of therapist work closely with our psychiatric nurse practitioner to provide a well-rounded approach to care and healing. Our psychiatric nurse practitioner also received supervision from a Psychiatrist to assure a high quality of care. some problems and disorders simply require medication.
Is Medication Treatment Affordable?
All health insurance companies will cover treatment with medication when it is recognized as an essential part of a treatment plan. Often, the same insurance companies that cover therapy also cover payment for psychotropic medications. At Thriveworks Franklin, we accept many health insurance plans. Our team is will to work with you to understand your health benefits and costs as well as helping you address these issues with you. Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners, as medical practitioners, are part of many standard health insurance plans’ benefits. The team at Thriveworks Franklin will be happy to help you make the right decision for the provider of your mental health needs.
How Do I Make an Appointment?
Thriveworks Franklin psychiatric nurse practitioners and supervising psychiatrists are leaders in their field. They are reputable, licensed, and experienced professionals who have helped many people overcome the often-debilitating symptoms of psychiatric conditions. Our providers have been featured in many reputable academic journals and news outlets. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you.
We understand that making that first call can be the hardest part of seeking help. Therefore, we have a team of schedulers who will be happy to help you set up an initial appointment. You can do so by dialing (617) 360-7210 and one of our schedules will assist you through the process of getting started. So, if you are in need, please make that call today. Our team is willing and ready to help.