Max’s family is growing concerned about his drinking habits. He insists that he’s normal and healthy. He says that he can stop drinking whenever he wants. But his actions show otherwise.
Max is going out every night of the weekend and several times throughout the week, even when he has to work the next morning. He has 5 drinks or more before 10 pm. And he stays up until 2 am or later, partying with his friends. Often, he ends up calling out of work or arriving late.
Max’s girlfriend threatens to leave him. “You have a problem and you need to get help. If you refuse to do that, I can’t stay in this relationship. It’s unhealthy.” This is what pushes Max to reach out to a psychiatrist.
Psychiatrists can help people who struggle with addiction or substance abuse. They can also help people who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or another mental health condition. They are qualified to do so, as they must complete years of schooling and training to become a psychiatrist.
If you are struggling with a mental health challenge, such as one that we just touched on, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC. We have online psychiatrists who can assess your symptoms and help you secure the mental health treatment that you might need. They can do this over the phone and video chat, with the occasional in-person session for an assessment or check-up.
Who Should Schedule Psychiatric Services?
Mental health services are valuable to everyone’s livelihood. When it comes to mental health conditions like substance abuse and addiction, depression, or anxiety, psychiatric services can prove especially valuable. Here’s how it works:
- If you think that you might have an addiction or substance abuse problem, a psychiatrist will first assess your symptoms and rely on self-report. In other words, they’ll ask you to describe your symptoms. Then, they can go on to offer a diagnosis, but most importantly, a recommendation for treatment. If they determine that you need or could benefit from therapy or medication, they might even provide you with treatment themselves.
- If you think that you have depression or anxiety, your psychiatrist will again want to understand what symptoms you have been experiencing. They will ask about your sleeping and eating habits, your appetite, and feelings like hopelessness or worthlessness. Once they understand the full picture, they can better offer a diagnosis and construct a plan for treatment. Again, they can provide you with therapy or medication themselves.
We know that reaching out for mental health help can be scary or intimidating. But we also know that doing so is the right decision. And we think that you will find your time with a psychiatrist to be incredibly helpful.
What Is the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?
Many people mistakenly believe that psychiatrists and psychologists share the same duties and qualifications. In reality, psychiatrists are medical doctors while psychologists are mental health professionals. Both can help their clients effectively manage their unique mental health challenges.
The major difference between these two professionals is that psychiatrists can prescribe medication and provide medication management. This involves:
- Determining what medication their client might benefit from the most
- Ensuring their client understands exactly how to take the medication
- Explaining and monitoring any potential negative side effects
- Changing the client’s prescription as needed
If you are looking for medication management, an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC is here to offer their expertise.
Schedule a Session with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC
We are happy to tell you that you can meet with an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC as soon as today or tomorrow. All you have to do is call us to get your appointment scheduled.
You can look forward to the following benefits at Thriveworks Counseling:
- Flexible appointment times throughout the day and in the evenings
- Phone and email access to your provider between appointments
- Flexible cancellations
- Scheduling support 7 days a week
Remember, the psychiatrists at Thriveworks can help you in an online setting. Most of your appointments will likely be conducted online, with an exception every now and then. In these instances, your provider might need to conduct an in-person assessment or check-in.