Silver Spring Psychiatry—Psychiatric Care in Silver Spring, MD
Alexandria has been feeling “down in the dumps,” as you might call it. Ever since she gave birth to her beautiful son, she’s been struggling with this deep despair that she can’t shake. She loves her son dearly and leading up to his birth, she couldn’t have been more excited to embark on this new world of parenthood, but she’s held up by this disconnect, this lack of interest in her day to day, this sadness. “Why in the world do I feel sad? This should be the happiest time of my life,” she thinks to herself.
Alexandria’s feelings and symptoms are consistent with those of postpartum depression. Unbeknownst to her, there is an illness that explains why she feels the way that she does. Better yet, there is a treatable illness that explains why she feels the way that she does. And treatment is in reach. Postpartum depression can be managed with medication, making it one of many mental illnesses that can be alleviated with the help of a psychiatrist.
The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.”
Psychiatrists help their clients find and manage their psychiatric medication. In Alexandria’s case, a psychiatrist can assess her symptoms and offer a postpartum depression diagnosis. Then, they can help her find a medication that successfully alleviates her harmful symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider working with an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD. Our mental health professionals would love nothing more than to help you find relief.
How Can a Thriveworks Silver Spring Psychiatrist Help Me?
Thriveworks Silver Spring Counseling offers all of our clients compassionate, personalized care. This means that we get to know your needs and your goals for mental health treatment before we design your treatment plan. That said, when it comes to medication management, you can expect your online psychiatrist to:
1. Educate you about how to use your medication.
It’s important that you follow exact instructions for taking your medication. For example, you should know whether you’re supposed to take your medicine with or without food. Your psychiatrist or nurse practitioner will make sure they educate you on these specifics and that you have these instructions readily available if you ever need a refresher.
2. Monitor any side effects of your medication.
Every medication comes with potential side effects, some of which prove harmful. If you start to suffer as a result of your medication and the drawbacks outweigh the benefits, then your psychiatrist will pull you off of that medication and help you find another.
3. Offer tips for remembering to take your medication.
One of the most common problems when it comes to taking medication is simply forgetting to take it. Some people can easily work it into their schedules while others struggle to do so. If you are the latter, your psychiatrist or nurse practitioner will find a way to help you stay on top of taking your medication. Often, setting reminders on your phone and even using a pill box can help you work this into your routine!
4. Remind you of the importance of taking your medication.
It’s easy to forget why you’re taking a medication or to assume that you’re “all better,” after you’ve been taking your medicine for X amount of time. One of your psychiatrist’s duties is to continue to remind you of the importance of taking your medication. You might feel better, but that’s probably because the medicine is working! And if you stop taking it, it’s likely that you will begin to experience your symptoms again.
Medication management is super important when it comes to treating postpartum depression, major and minor depression, anxiety disorders, and many other mental health conditions. You need to partner with the right psychiatrist or nurse practitioner who stays committed to helping you manage your medication.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Silver Spring, MD
Thriveworks Silver Spring Counseling can provide you with medication management as soon as today or tomorrow. All you have to do is call our office at (202) 478-9619 to secure your appointment.
The online psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at Thriveworks Silver Spring Counseling are excited to meet you!