The actress Glenn Close once stated, “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” And celebrities like her have been taking the lead in reducing the public stigma that used to surround mental health disorders. For example, Ariana Grande and Travis Barker have been outspoken about their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mariah Carey has told the media about her bipolar disorder (manic depression). And countless celebrities have talked openly about their depression and anxiety. A critical reason why these stars have overcome their mental health obstacles is that they’ve seen professional psychiatrists for treatment.
The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Tigard, OR are highly qualified to diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders. They use a variety of evidence-based approaches including neurochemical and psychotherapeutic methods. A successful treatment plan might include antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The psychiatrists at Thriveworks aim to treat the entire person, not just the diagnosis.
What Mental Health Disorders Can a Psychiatrist Treat?
A psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Tigard, OR can treat a wide spectrum of mental health disorders and psychological issues. Psychiatrists look to the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) for guidance on what constitutes a mental health condition. Psychiatrists can treat the following:
- Major depression (aka clinical depression)
- Mild depressive disorder
- Dysthymia (depression lasting longer than two years)
- Postpartum depression
- Anxiety disorders
- Panic disorder and panic attacks
- Bipolar I disorder (manic depression)
- Type II bipolar II disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Self-harming behaviors
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Personality disorders
- Anorexia and bulimia
- Sleep disorders like insomnia and nightmares
- Sex disorders
What Is the Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction?
Many people who suffer from mental health issues can simultaneously develop addiction or substance abuse issues. Psychiatrists recognize this correlation as an effort to escape from or cope with feelings of distress. But substance abuse issues can cause additional distress in the long-term.
Psychiatric treatment plans often need to address a client’s problems around drugs, alcohol, gambling, or sex. About half of people who suffer from a mental health disorder will also experience a substance abuse disorder. Thriveworks psychiatrists in Tigard, OR can also refer clients to a colleague who specializes in addiction treatment.
What Can a Psychiatrist Do That a Psychologist Can’t?
Psychiatrists and psychologists can both perform psychotherapy, but only a psychiatrist can prescribe medication for mental health disorders. This is because psychiatry is a medical field that requires a full medical degree, or MD. Psychiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the brain and underlying physiology that can cause mental conditions and abnormal behaviors.
Psychologists, on the other hand, can be counseling psychologists or clinical psychologists (usually PhDs or PsyDs). They’re highly trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and modalities like CBT, psychodynamic therapy, and family therapy.
Thriveworks in Tigard, OR has licensed psychologists and psychiatrists on staff to meet the needs of clients.
What Is It Like to See a Psychiatrist Online?
Seeing a psychiatrist online can save considerable time, especially when clients only need quick follow-up appointments to manage psychotropic medications. It can be frustrating to have to travel all the way across town for a five-minute appointment with a busy psychiatrist, but online scheduling can be incredibly convenient. Online sessions with a Thriveworks psychiatrist are the same as in-person sessions with regard to quality and efficacy. They just take place over a secure telehealth connection instead of in an office in Tigard, OR.
Make an Online Appointment with a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Tigard, OR
When you call the Thriveworks office in Tigard, OR today during extended business hours, you’ll reach a human being, not a voicemail. This trained staff member can help match you to a licensed psychiatrist who can help address your mental health needs through a full assessment and robust treatment plan. Best of all, most Thriveworks clients can meet with their provider within 24-48 hours of their initial call. Clients can also access their provider by phone and email between appointments.
The mental health services at Thriveworks in Tigard, OR are usually covered by health insurance plans, minimizing out-of-pocket expenses. Our clients get premium psychological care at the best rates.
Psychiatrists at Thriveworks pride themselves on their expertise, compassion, affordability, and availability. Most common mental health conditions (like anxiety and depression) are highly treatable, and everyone deserves a baseline of good psychological health. From that foundation, people can accomplish their goals. But when mental issues go untreated, life can get really complicated. People can sacrifice jobs and relationships, and they can sometimes lose sight of what makes life worth living. Let the exceptional psychiatrists at Thriveworks guide you back to a place of contentment and balance, where you can pick up your path again. We look forward to your call!