Max didn’t want to admit that he had an eating disorder because he was a guy and guys weren’t supposed to have eating disorders. Right? But he played lead guitar in a rock band and he wanted to look like Mick Jagger. Mick Jagger was skinny. His jeans were tight. His cheekbones were prominent. So Max threw up after meals so he could look more like him. Trouble was, Max was starting to have health problems related to his bulimia. And he felt acutely anxious when he was around food. What if he couldn’t control himself? What if someone found out he was bulimic? Maybe it was time to see a medical professional about his eating issues. But who?
Max could benefit from seeing a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX. Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in the branch of medicine dealing with mental health and behavioral disorders. They’re trained to examine the underlying physiological as well as the psychological aspects of mental conditions like depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and in Max’s case, eating disorders. The compassionate psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX use their top-rated expertise to diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental conditions, without ever forgetting a client’s individuality and unique life beyond their disorder.
Do Psychiatrists Always Prescribe Medication?
Amongst mental health providers like counselors and psychologists, psychiatrists are uniquely able to prescribe medication because they are medical doctors. But just because the licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX can prescribe psychotropic drugs like antidepressants and mood stabilizers, doesn’t mean that they don’t have additional, non-pharmaceutical mental health resources at their disposal. For example, psychiatrists are also trained in psychotherapy (talk therapy) modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
But psychiatric treatment at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX doesn’t have to comprise just medication or just psychotherapy. Some of the most effective treatments use a fusion of both. And if a psychiatrist does prescribe medication, that doesn’t mean that you have to take it forever. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks Conroe, TX can schedule follow-up appointments to make sure medications are still meeting your needs, and modify dosages and drugs as needed.
When Should I See a Psychiatrist?
A wide variety of issues can cause someone to seek out a psychiatrist for the first time. Psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX have experience helping clients with matters as mild as occasional sleeplessness and as acute as severe depression or manic episodes. If you experience any of the following issues or symptoms, a Thriveworks psychiatrist may be able to help:
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Persistent, uncontrollable fears or worries
- Focus or attention issues
- Pronounced mental and/or physical slowness
- Obsessions (mental fixations) or compulsions (repeated behaviors)
- Eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia)
- Addiction to sex, gambling, or something else
- Libido issues
- Social anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Feelings of acute sadness that last longer than two weeks
A licensed psychiatrist in Conroe, TX can consult with other mental health providers at Thriveworks to supplement psychiatric support as needed. For example, someone who suffers from anxiety or depression may have a parallel alcohol issue that a licensed substance abuse counselor at Thriveworks can treat. Or a psychiatrist can refer a client to another Thriveworks colleague, like a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), if that client’s mental disorder is contributing to problems at home.
Are Psychiatrists at Thriveworks Expensive?
Though the licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX are not primary care physicians, they are medical doctors who accept most health insurance. Therefore, Thriveworks clients can access premium psychiatric care with minimal out-of-pocket costs to themselves.
Psychiatric clients should also consider how expensive it can be to have their lives disrupted by a mental disorder. People suffering from manias can charge huge amounts to their credit cards in spending sprees. People suffering from depression can stop showing up for work and lose their jobs. The personal costs of mental disorders can be huge when people don’t seek out prompt, effective treatment.
Meet with Your Licensed Online Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX Today
You can meet with your licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX as early as tomorrow when you call our office today. Most of our clients get appointments within 24-48 hours. Online psychiatrist is a convenient way to meet with your doctor over a secure, HIPAA-compliant, telehealth connection. Our psychiatrists can diagnose clients, do psychotherapy, prescribe medication, manage medication, and much more through virtual appointments that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Plus you rarely need to wait. Over 97% of Thriveworks appointments begin on-time or early.
Reach out to the Thriveworks office and get excellent, affordable healthcare from a licensed psychiatrist. You will also reap the numerous extra benefits of being a Thriveworks’ client. Start your relationship with one of our exceptional providers today!