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What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses specifically on the medical and psychotherapeutic treatment of mental conditions and disorders.

How does psychiatry work?

Psychiatry allows people struggling to manage mental conditions or disorders to get access to medications that will make daily functioning easier, as well as work through any mental factors that might be causing or worsening their condition. Though medications can't cure mental disorders, medication can make symptoms more manageable, making the process of psychotherapeutic treatment easier and more effective. Psychiatric care can be available through in-person psychiatry and online psychiatry, depending on where you live and your own preferences. However, psychiatric providers at Thriveworks in Houston, TX specifically offer online psychiatry to their clients.

Does psychiatry deal with anxiety?

Psychiatrists are among the mental health professionals who can prescribe anxiety medication, and they are also capable of offering therapeutic treatment for anxiety as well, though not every psychiatric professional offers therapy. Medication management can be offered via in-person or online psychiatry.

What is the difference between a mental health therapist and psychiatrist?

A therapist has an education specifically rooted in therapeutic practice, approaches, techniques, and treatment. They cannot prescribe medications for clients, thought they often refer clients to psychiatrists for medication management. Psychiatrists are medically trained doctors who specialize in mental health treatment, mainly through medication management and prescription, though they can also practice therapy.

What's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Psychologists and psychiatrists receive differing educations, as psychologists are not medically trained the same way that psychiatrists are. Psychologists mainly specialize in providing therapy services and diagnoses for mental disorders — something that most therapists cannot provide — while psychiatrists manage medications and sometimes provide therapy services. The main difference is that psychologists (generally) cannot prescribe medications the way psychiatrists can.

Do psychiatric NPs treat mental disorders?

Psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs) treat and diagnose disorders, prescribe and manage medications, and offer psychotherapy services, too.

How do psychiatriac providers diagnose?

Oftentimes, psychiatrists or psychiatric professionals will perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, which involves an in-depth discussion about your symptoms, medical history, and current medications. Once they reach a diagnosis, they may suggest starting certain medications depending on your condition and the intensity of your symptoms.

Is psychiatry/medication conducted in person or online?

At Thriveworks, we offer online psychiatry as well as in-person therapy services for optimal comfort and convenience.

How long does psychiatry last?

Psychiatric services at Thriveworks Houston can last for as little or as much time as the client needs to reach their treatment goals, whether that be a month or two or over the course of years. treatment length is heavily dependent on the condition(s) being treated, the course of treatment, and the client's goals for treatment.

Need more help deciding?

The psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross once stated, “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” Though our culture has come a long way in reducing the stigma surrounding mental health conditions, those who are suffering sometimes feel pressured to be “mentally tough” even when their emotions and behaviors feel out of their control. People who don’t face their distress and ask for help often have a much harder time recovering from crises. Fortunately, mental health conditions are highly treatable. And treatment can give people a rewarding glimpse into their own minds–the light from within. 

The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX have the compassion, expertise, and experience to support people in the Houston area. Mental health conditions can limit your achievements and disrupt daily functioning. But with the proper psychiatric care, people can learn to manage their symptoms and get back to living their best life without interference. 

What Does a Psychiatrist Do?

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health conditions. At Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX, psychiatrists can assess clients for a wide variety of psychological and behavioral issues, including the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Specific phobias
  • Anorexia and bulimia
  • Insomnia
  • Behavioral problems

Psychiatrists often use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as a guide to exploring complex symptoms and figuring out the most effective ways to treat mental health conditions.

Are Psychiatrists Primary Care Doctors?

Psychiatrists are not generally considered primary care doctors because their expertise is more specialized. Psychiatrists can, however, prescribe medications to clients who might benefit from pharmacological interventions. After all, they are medical doctors (MDs) who graduated from medical school. The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX use a range of diagnostic tools to treat their clients. At an initial, lengthy consultation, a psychiatrist and a client might do the following:

  • Discuss therapy goals
  • Discuss cognitive and behavioral symptoms
  • Talk comprehensively about mental health conditions and psychoeducate the client where information is lacking
  • Bring up lifestyle questions about substance use, diet, exercise, sleep, etc.
  • Take a full medical history
  • Conduct psychological tests
  • Take a family medical history to explore genetic factors that might contribute to mental health 
  • Evaluate the client’s core relationships, support system, and home life (psychosocial evaluation)

How Does a Psychiatrist Treat Anxiety?

Treatment plans for specific mental health conditions can vary widely depending on client feedback, the psychiatrist’s therapeutic approach, and the severity of the client’s symptoms. To treat anxiety, a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX will first do a full evaluation of the client. Then the psychiatrist and client will work on developing a treatment plan together. For someone with moderate anxiety, a psychiatrist might recommend trying any of the following approaches:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Medication treatment
  • Talk therapy
  • Medication and psychotherapy combined
  • Lifestyle changes, like increased exercise 
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Holistic approaches like mindfulness or meditation
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) 
  • Referral to a social worker or long term counselor
  • Referral to a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT)

Meet an Exceptional Psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX

The psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Kingwood, TX are all fully licensed, highly qualified, and recruited from the top 4% of mental health providers in the Houston area. Thriveworks hires psychiatrists who are compassionate, responsive, and genuinely motivated to help clients achieve their objectives. 

When you call the Thriveworks office, you can schedule an appointment quickly. Most new clients can meet with a psychiatrist within 24-48 hours of their initial call. Clients can access their Thriveworks provider by phone or email between appointments. Psychiatry sessions take place via secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth software that enables clients to see their doctor face to face in a way that’s both comfortable and convenient. Thriveworks psychiatrists accept most major forms of health insurance, leading to exceptional coverage and affordability. 

Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you’re experiencing a mental health condition. Everyone deserves exceptional health care. Call Thriveworks today.

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Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Houston therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

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  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Kingwood is located in the same building as Her Healthcare, Chris E. Perkins DDS, Spectacular Kids ABA Therapy & Consulting, Boyd Noel M.D. FACOG Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Amy C. Plummer Obstetrics & Gynecology. In the same plaza are other buildings, such as Kingwood Speech Pathology Services, Whittington Bridal, Independent Financial, and UT Physicians. We are near Royal Forest Drive and Kingwood Drive; where these roads intersect is a Wendy’s, Amegy Bank, Pei Wei Restaurant, Superglass Windshield Repair, and Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

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