Why would I see a psychiatrist online?
One in four Americans is affected by emotional distress at some point in their life, but only one in eight seeks care. From chronic concerns such as depression and anxiety, to recent stress caused by events such as grief, divorce, parenthood, and other major life changes, online psychiatry allows for reliable and convenient visits with licensed and highly-trained physicians. In addition to the initial consultation and diagnosis, here are a few reasons people go online to see a psychiatrist:
- You need one or more psychiatric medications
- You have one or more mental disorder diagnosis
- You feel that you aren’t getting better under the care of a general practitioner
- You are experiencing complex side effects with your current medication(s) and would like a second opinion
- You want to change your psychiatric medication
- You have questions about your doctor’s treatment plan and want a second opinion
And here are some of the most common conditions that can be addressed online:
- Depression (Major Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Other questions related to Online Psychiatry
- What is the role of the psychiatrist in the collaborative care?
- What if I don’t like my psychiatrist?
- How long is a typical telepsychiatry visit on Amwell?
- What is the difference between a therapist and psychiatrist?
- Why do we recommend collaborative psychiatry?
- Can my child see a psychiatrist?
- What is Telepsychiatry?
- Is my online psychiatry visit private and secure?
- How do I receive collaborative psychiatric care?
- How might I get controlled medications from my primary care provider?