Psychiatry is for medication management. This means that there will be a discussion about possibly starting or adjusting a medication when you see a psychiatric provider.
Therapy is for counseling and learning coping skills. There is no medication management in therapy.
A new patient appointment is 60 minutes long.
A follow up appointment can range from 20-40 minutes depending on the complexity of what is needed to discuss at that time.
Our office accepts most health insurances! There may be a copay after insurance coverage but these details can be discussed with our wonderful front office staff who will work with you. We also offer payment plans if needed.
Although there can be some hesitancy at first, having a virtual appointment can be a similar experience to an in person visit. Virtual appointments are very convenient since they can be done anywhere. This means that you can have an appointment in the comfort of your own home or in between your busy work schedule. Bloodwork can be ordered and done outside of the office if needed.
You can ask your psychiatric provider for recommended therapists or a referral. Your health insurance company can also provide a list of therapists who are in network. In addition, researching online will allow a broader range of therapists to look into.
The length of time medication is taken varies from person to person. Sometimes medications are for short term and some are used for longer periods of time depending on progress and stability of mood.
Each person responds differently to medication. If a medication does not seem to be helpful, make sure to be honest with your provider and let them know. A medication adjustment can be made if needed.
Making lifestyle changes if needed and developing healthy coping skills are important in helping with symptoms. Physical activity, healthier food choices, and a good support system are all key. Avoiding alcohol and drug use can help reduce symptoms. Therapy can also be extremely helpful by teaching coping mechanisms, working through trauma, and having regular meetings to monitor how you are doing.
Depression and anxiety can be chronic conditions for some and situational for others. Treatment with medication is based on intensity level and impairment of function. Length of treatment can vary. Therapy, healthier life style changes, and incorporating coping mechanisms are all other ways that can help with symptoms.
Being a good support system even if you cannot fully understand a person’s depression is important. This can be done by offering to listen, being reliable when they reach out, and checking in regularly. Let those struggling know that taking care of your mental health and admitting when help is needed takes strength, not weakness.
If you notice a change in a loved one’s mood or behavior that seems out of character and becoming more persistent then there may be concern for depression. Some symptoms include feeling sad or low most of the day, fatigue, loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies, hopelessness, sleep difficulty, appetite changes, etc.
Our team's expertise and caring nature is the recipe for success in each patient's path to mental wellness and recovery. You can rest assured our Raleigh Psychiatrist and mental health providers at Medpsych Integrated will help you improve the quality of your life.
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