Psychiatry in Durham, NC—Medication Management

Psychiatry in Durham, NC—Medication Management

Many people struggle with mental health disorders and challenges in life that are hard to overcome. Maybe one day at work, your anxiety is so bad that it prevents you from going to an important meeting. Or perhaps you feel like you can never get your emotions under control.

Luckily, mental health care, such as therapy and counseling, is readily available and designed to help people work through these challenges. However, counseling is only part of the treatment plan for some people. Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners trained and board-certified can help their clients better overcome their mental illnesses through medication management.

Whether you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or just general unhappiness, there can be significant benefits in taking medication. However, it’s essential that it’s taken properly.

Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC, we are happy to offer our clients online medication management. Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners can provide you psychiatric care to help you get to the mental place you want and deserve. If you are experiencing a mental health condition and feel like you might benefit from the use of medication, consider reaching out to our office.

Who Could Benefit From Medication Management?

Medication management ensures that our clients are safely taking the medication that is prescribed to them. Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners determine what medication is right for you, how often you should take it, how much you should take, and if you should eat when taking your medication. 

Most people assume that only the most severe mental illness cases require a prescription; however, even people with mild cases can see great benefits of taking prescribed medicine. Consider these different situations:

  1.   Alex was very close to his mom growing up and into his adult life. He called her for everything, positive or negative. When his mom passed away, his whole world was shaken. He doesn’t know where to turn and feels like he doesn’t have a support system anymore. Now he can barely get himself up off the couch to go to work. 
  2.   Kristina struggles with a chronic illness that prevents her from doing activities like her peers. She has a strong passion for riding horses but it often causes her condition to flare up. Each time she gets ready to ride, she’s overcome with anxiety. “Will my body be in pain for weeks if I do this? What happens if I fall? I’m so tired of dealing with this.”

Alex and Kristina are battling anxiety and depression, two of the most common mental health disorders. In both instances, Alex and Kristina could greatly benefit from taking medication. In Alex’s case, medication could help him start accepting his mom’s passing and get back up to go forward with his life. In Kristina’s situation, her anxiety could greatly decrease each time she rides a horse.

Those with personality disorders, mood disorders, and other forms of mental illness can find great benefits in taking a prescribed medication. If medication is the best option for you, it’s essential to disclose any of the past medication you’ve taken and medical history to ensure the wrong medication is not prescribed.

Also, let your Thriveworks psychiatrist know of any medication you are currently taking, any allergies you have now or have had in the past, and make sure to ask any questions you may have before starting something new.

What Might This Relationship Look Like?

It is hard to start a new medication. We want to help ease your mind and answer any questions you may have. Our team is dedicated to being a partner in your mental health journey and want to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and uplifting space to better your mental wellbeing.

When taking medication is the right choice for you, your psychiatrist might consider a mood stabilizer, cognitive enhancer, or antidepressant. There are many different types of medications and your provider will work with you to ensure the best one is taken.

Working with a psychiatrist online has a lot of benefits that go beyond managing your medication. Online psychiatry allows you to speak with your mental health professional from wherever it is most convenient for you. Also, online appointments are comfortable, easy, and convenient.

Here at Thriveworks in Durham, we have a wide range of appointment times so you can find something that best fits your schedule.

Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC

If you feel like you could benefit from working with a nurse practitioner or online psychiatrist for your medication management needs, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Durham. Visit our online booking portal or give our office a call to get started.

Your mental health is important to us. We look forward to helping you thrive.

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