Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I see a psychiatrist online?

One in four Americans is affected by emotional distress at some time in 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, or other major life changes, online psychiatry allows for reliable and convenient visits with licensed and highly trained physicians. Besides an initial consultation and diagnosis, here are a few reasons people go online to see a psychiatrist:

  • You need a psychiatric medication or more than one psychiatric medication
  • 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 to your current medications 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 addressed online:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression (Major Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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