Mental illness affects millions of people every single year. To break that number down further, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 US adults experience mental illness. 1 in 25 experiences a serious mental illness. And 17% of kids (6-17 years old) experience a mental illness.
Major depression. Anxiety. PTSD. Postpartum depression. OCD. These are just a few of the many mental illnesses that people deal with on a daily basis. Fortunately, these diseases are manageable. If you’re struggling with any of the mental illnesses we’ve mentioned (or one that we haven’t) know that there is effective treatment out there.
Suddenly I wanted to get better.”
Therapy is often at the top of the list of effective treatments. But there’s medication, too. Medication can help individuals manage and alleviate the symptoms of many mental health conditions. Now, treatment preferences and success can change from one person to the next. In other words, some people might prefer therapy to taking medication and vice versa. Additionally, some might need (or prefer) both forms of treatment to manage their illness properly.
Whatever it looks like for you, the psychiatrists and psychologists at Thriveworks Counseling in Chesapeake, VA can help. We can offer medication management, therapy, and additional mental health services. To get started with an online psychiatrist or another provider, just contact our office at (757) 414-6427. We’re here to help.
Who Can Psychiatrists Help?
Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders. In other words, these professionals focus on helping people manage their mental illnesses. There are many reasons one might seek help from a psychiatrist, such as:
- Panic attacks
- Night terrors
- Suffering postpartum
- Suicidal thoughts
In a nutshell, people might reach out to a psychiatrist if they begin experiencing symptoms of a mental illness. Some common illnesses that can be remedied with medication include major and minor depression, generalized anxiety, panic attack disorder, and postpartum depression/anxiety.
What Is Medication Management and Why Is It Important?
Medication management is designed to ensure that the individual is taking their medication properly and benefitting as a result. The psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Chesapeake, VA meet a few main objectives in medication management, which include:
- Assessing the individual and understanding what they need, based on their symptoms, their medical history, and so on
- Developing a plan for treatment, based on their assessment
- Telling their client exactly how to take their medication
- Communicating with their client on a regular basis to ensure optimal effects
The psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Counseling in Chesapeake, VA are dedicated to providing their clients with the personalized care that they need and deserve. If you choose to start a relationship with one of our professionals, they will work to understand what you’re experiencing and how they can best assist you.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Chesapeake, VA
Thriveworks Counseling doesn’t just offer counseling. We can offer medication management as well as other psychiatric services, too. Our goal is to help people live better. We recognize that sometimes achieving this goal means working with a therapist, working with a psychiatrist, or a combination of both. For this reason, we have providers on staff who can provide our clients with medication management and other psychiatric services.
To get started with an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Chesapeake, VA, just call our office at (757) 414-6427. We’re here for you.