Psychiatry in Reno / Medication Management
We understand taking medication is an important decision and one that should be well thought out. At Memor Health, you and your medical professional will work hand-in-hand to determine if medication is the right option for you.
We take into account multiple aspects of your current health (medications, medical problems, undesired side effects, lifestyle, and stressors) before choosing which medication may be best for you.
We have board certified psychiatrists and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners that will perform a comprehensive diagnostic psychiatric evaluation in order to formulate a highly personalized treatment plan for your unique struggles and challenges.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between psychology and psychiatry (psychologists and psychiatrists)?
While both psychiatrists and psychologists help treat mental health conditions, psychiatrists/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medication and psychologists are not (in most states). Both can treat mental health conditions with psychotherapy. Additionally, psychiatrists have gone to medical school and are licensed medical doctors; and mental health nurse practitioners have gone through extensive medical training through a graduating nursing program.
Should I see a therapist at the same time I see a psychiatrist or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner?
This is a great question to discuss with your medical professional. In a lot of cases, you may be sent to a psychiatrist/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner as a recommendation of your therapist (or vice versa). At Memor Health, there are many different modalities we can use to help you regain control of your life and get you feeling better. Therapy is the avenue where life change happens. Medications may be helpful but they are not the source of healing. Healing comes with deep introspection, reflection and behavioral modifications.
If I schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, will I need to take medication?
Just because you see a psychiatrist/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner does not mean you have to take medication. The psychiatrist/mental health nurse practitioner will only prescribe medication when it is necessary and needed.
Who should see a psychiatrist/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner?
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, behavior issues, trauma, or one of many other mental health conditions, you may want to meet with a psychiatrist/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. If you are already meeting with a therapist at Memor Health, you can ask them their opinion or call our office and we can speak to you about the many options available.
How long will I be on medication?
How long you take a medication depends on the mental health disorder, the medication you are taking, and the symptoms you are experiencing. Every person is different. Your psychiatrist/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner will be able to provide you with a better understanding of how long you can expect to take a medication.
Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist/mental health nurse practitioner?
Whether or not you need a referral is determined by your insurance company. Give our office a call and we would be happy to help you with any insurance related questions.
How much does a psychiatrist/psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner cost?
Most insurance companies provide mental health coverage so you may just need to pay a copay to see a psychiatrist/mental health nurse practitioner. Call our office for information regarding insurance or self pay options.
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