Lately, Andrea has felt depressed. And no matter how much she journals, how long she soaks in the bathtub, how many pages she reads, or how far she runs, Andrea can’t seem to feel better. She’s at a loss. She’s never not been able to make herself feel better.
As time goes on, Andrea continues to suffer and her depression worsens. She continues to follow her self-care routine for a while, but eventually, she stops. Her mental and emotional symptoms take over.
Fortunately, there are medical professionals who have the knowledge and the expertise to assist Andrea and others with problems like depression. These include counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatric providers, too.
Psychiatric providers possess certain certifications and skills that other mental health professionals don’t. They are able to diagnose mental health conditions, like depression, and also offer treatment for them in the form of medication, unlike other mental health professionals.
Thriveworks Counseling in Cleveland, OH has psychiatric nurse practitioners on our team who are standing by to help you. If you are in need of diagnosis or treatment, please consider reaching out. We can get you started with a psychiatric nurse practitioner right away. Call us to get scheduled now.
Is Psychiatry Right for Me?
At Thriveworks, our mentality is that anyone and everyone can benefit from some form of mental health help. For example, many couples can benefit from couples therapy here in Cleveland, OH, as it can help them work through their relationship issues and strengthen their foundation.
Many people can benefit from talking to a psychiatric provider as well, as doing so can help them identify, understand, and better deal with their psychiatric disorders. These are medical doctors who have committed many years to gain the proper education, licensure, and training to provide psychiatric care.
The following are disorders that are commonly treated by psychiatric providers:
- Depression: Depressive disorders include major and minor depressive disorder, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.
- Anxiety: Anxiety disorders include social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance abuse disorder and addiction
- Eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
If you have been diagnosed with one of the above, it’s important that you talk to a psychiatric provider about your treatment options so that you can receive the right treatment. If, on the other hand, you are experiencing symptoms of a mental disorder but you have not received a diagnosis, it’s important that you consult a psychiatric provider so they can evaluate you.
How Can Thriveworks Psychiatry Help You?
Treatment for mental health conditions and emotional disturbances often involves psychotherapy and/or medication. Therapy helps an individual understand and alter their problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to their mental health problems.
Medication, on the other hand, is centered around reducing or improving one’s symptoms. Harmful symptoms like fatigue and anxious thoughts can bog an individual down. But medication can improve these symptoms, while one works with their therapist.
If you are prescribed medication, be sure to ask any questions that you might have. Also, be open with your psychiatric nurse practitioner about your progress. If your medication is having negative side effects that outweigh the positives, it might be time to alter your medication or try a new one.
Schedule an Appointment with Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry in Cleveland, OH
Are you in need of medication management? Are you hoping to talk to a mental health professional about your symptoms? You’re in the right place. Additionally, you can look forward to the following benefits:
- Care covered by insurance
- Easy scheduling options
- Personalized care from an expert
Book your session online with Thriveworks Counseling in Cleveland, OH. Or call our team for matching assistance. Our psychiatric nurse practitioners can offer their help and guidance conveniently over video.