Dr. Brandi Morgan, Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse, DNP, FPMHNP, BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98115
" Our goal is to meet all of your therapy and medication needs. Through a web-based platform (tele psychiatry) we hope to maintain a relaxing environment for you as we allow for care to be given to you in your home, from the comfort of your couch, to a quiet space in your providers' office. We provide exceptional, personalized and timely access to psychiatric care with little to no wait time."
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(425) 250-9360
Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98115
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
" Our goal is to meet all of your therapy and medication needs. Through a web-based platform (tele psychiatry) we hope to maintain a relaxing environment for you as we allow for care to be given to you in your home, from the comfort of your couch, to a quiet space in your providers' office. We provide exceptional, personalized and timely access to psychiatric care with little to no wait time."
Helen Wetter, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, FNP-C
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98102
"Patients receive "personalized medicine approach" and care plan, utilizing prescription medications carefully evaluated by the patient and provider as a team. Medication strengths are kept at the lowest and safest levels which achieve goal therapeutic outcomes, and effectively manage symptoms. Treatment combines assessment and inclusion of hormonal factors, genetic factors, nutritional factors, other chronic medical conditions, food intolerances, work environment, habits and lifestyle of the patient. "
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(206) 929-4916
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98102
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"Patients receive "personalized medicine approach" and care plan, utilizing prescription medications carefully evaluated by the patient and provider as a team. Medication strengths are kept at the lowest and safest levels which achieve goal therapeutic outcomes, and effectively manage symptoms. Treatment combines assessment and inclusion of hormonal factors, genetic factors, nutritional factors, other chronic medical conditions, food intolerances, work environment, habits and lifestyle of the patient. "
David G Zacharias, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98112
"The services I offer in my practice include psychotherapy, medication management, telepsychiatry, and ketamine treatment. My work with patients tends to be relational and existentially-oriented, focusing heavily on personal growth and empowerment within a larger context of meaning and values. Over my life, I've sought to understand individuals within a wide variety of frameworks—biological, behavioral, psychological, sociological, religious/spiritual, and philosophical. I bring these perspectives into treatment with each patient I work with as I join them in their own respective journey and struggles. "
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(206) 565-0232
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98112
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"The services I offer in my practice include psychotherapy, medication management, telepsychiatry, and ketamine treatment. My work with patients tends to be relational and existentially-oriented, focusing heavily on personal growth and empowerment within a larger context of meaning and values. Over my life, I've sought to understand individuals within a wide variety of frameworks—biological, behavioral, psychological, sociological, religious/spiritual, and philosophical. I bring these perspectives into treatment with each patient I work with as I join them in their own respective journey and struggles. "
Amy Sharma, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHHNP, FNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98112
"I start with a full evaluation of your concerns, so that important issues are not overlooked. Every client is unique, and the plan of treatment is tailored to meet your individual needs. If it is determined that medication may be helpful in your treatment, I discuss the options with you so that you can make an informed decision and feel comfortable with the plan. I can also advise on management of circadian rhythm disorders, sleep hygiene, light therapy, genetic testing, and nutrition."
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(206) 203-7614
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98112
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"I start with a full evaluation of your concerns, so that important issues are not overlooked. Every client is unique, and the plan of treatment is tailored to meet your individual needs. If it is determined that medication may be helpful in your treatment, I discuss the options with you so that you can make an informed decision and feel comfortable with the plan. I can also advise on management of circadian rhythm disorders, sleep hygiene, light therapy, genetic testing, and nutrition."
Julie Nugent-Carney, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98116
"I am a doctorally prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and have been a registered nurse for over 20 years, helping families cope with change, from childbirth to end-of-life. I provide life coaching and assist people with managing life transitions and relationship challenges. I've treated patients with a wide variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, personality disorder, insomnia and other common psychiatric diagnoses. In addition to prescribing medications when necessary, my focus with psychotherapy is to assist people with achieving their goals."
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(206) 432-0471
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98116
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"I am a doctorally prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and have been a registered nurse for over 20 years, helping families cope with change, from childbirth to end-of-life. I provide life coaching and assist people with managing life transitions and relationship challenges. I've treated patients with a wide variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, personality disorder, insomnia and other common psychiatric diagnoses. In addition to prescribing medications when necessary, my focus with psychotherapy is to assist people with achieving their goals."
Cary Shore, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98115
"*** NOW OFFERING TELE-MEDICINE*** I am a doctorally prepared Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Washington, and provide the following services: comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups, diagnose and prescribe medications as necessary, as well as providing therapy. I have a special interest in working with adults, particularly those in their 20s and 30s as many are starting to transition to adulthood. "
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(206) 453-5707
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98115
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"*** NOW OFFERING TELE-MEDICINE*** I am a doctorally prepared Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Washington, and provide the following services: comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups, diagnose and prescribe medications as necessary, as well as providing therapy. I have a special interest in working with adults, particularly those in their 20s and 30s as many are starting to transition to adulthood. "
Niels Nielsen, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98112
"CURRENT WAIT TIME FOR NEW PATIENTS: 1 WEEK. An individualized treatment is essential in treating mental health concerns, and I listen to my patients to help them identify their needs and preferences. I am trained in both approaches, and can help people with a variety of needs, such as mood problems, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and self-discovery. In my treatment approach I emphasize how physical and mental health complement each other. Through understanding social, cultural, psychological and biological aspects of one's mental health, I provide a comprehensive treatment to my patients. "
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(206) 736-0707
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98112
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"CURRENT WAIT TIME FOR NEW PATIENTS: 1 WEEK. An individualized treatment is essential in treating mental health concerns, and I listen to my patients to help them identify their needs and preferences. I am trained in both approaches, and can help people with a variety of needs, such as mood problems, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and self-discovery. In my treatment approach I emphasize how physical and mental health complement each other. Through understanding social, cultural, psychological and biological aspects of one's mental health, I provide a comprehensive treatment to my patients. "
Kathleen Sullivan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98105
"AFFORDABLE CARE FROM THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME: APRN board certified for mental health services specializing in medication management and therapy services, 13 years old through the life span. Licensed for practice in the states of CT, RI, Oregon, and Washington working in Telepsychiatry. I offer a unique opportunity for clients to be seen from the comfort and privacy of their home on a Hippa Compliant computer platform. Telepsychiatry is proven to help people reach expert providers, while protecting your personal information, family situation, and/or career. Telepsychiatry saves your personal time and reduces stress."
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(860) 460-1211
Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98105
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"AFFORDABLE CARE FROM THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME: APRN board certified for mental health services specializing in medication management and therapy services, 13 years old through the life span. Licensed for practice in the states of CT, RI, Oregon, and Washington working in Telepsychiatry. I offer a unique opportunity for clients to be seen from the comfort and privacy of their home on a Hippa Compliant computer platform. Telepsychiatry is proven to help people reach expert providers, while protecting your personal information, family situation, and/or career. Telepsychiatry saves your personal time and reduces stress."
Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98116
"Mental health is brain health. We need to appreciate the human being as a complex organism in a complex environment. Our practice is centered on prioritizing health and true perspective, allowing problems to be better defined, and real solutions developed. This is the Revolution. In addition to general psychiatric evaluation and management, we employ IV NAD+ for safe outpatient detoxification from alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. Because of its natural healing effects, NAD+ is also used to optimize health, mental and physical, and therefore treats other neurodegenerative disorders. "
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(425) 399-5842
Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98116
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"Mental health is brain health. We need to appreciate the human being as a complex organism in a complex environment. Our practice is centered on prioritizing health and true perspective, allowing problems to be better defined, and real solutions developed. This is the Revolution. In addition to general psychiatric evaluation and management, we employ IV NAD+ for safe outpatient detoxification from alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. Because of its natural healing effects, NAD+ is also used to optimize health, mental and physical, and therefore treats other neurodegenerative disorders. "
Jeanne Nicholson Wadsworth, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98115
"My goal is to help my clients regain the quality of life they once had. For over a decade I have worked in many fields of nursing; from the emergency room to the electronic medical record design and implementation. My nursing experiences helped me appreciate the lack of resources available for clients suffering with mental illness. I obtained my PMHNP certification with the goal to help decrease the stigma associated with mental illness and be available for those looking for a long term psychiatric provider. I am excited to be living in the Seattle, WA area with the beautiful views of the mountains and coffee on every corner!"
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
(425) 657-5131
Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98115
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Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
"My goal is to help my clients regain the quality of life they once had. For over a decade I have worked in many fields of nursing; from the emergency room to the electronic medical record design and implementation. My nursing experiences helped me appreciate the lack of resources available for clients suffering with mental illness. I obtained my PMHNP certification with the goal to help decrease the stigma associated with mental illness and be available for those looking for a long term psychiatric provider. I am excited to be living in the Seattle, WA area with the beautiful views of the mountains and coffee on every corner!"
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Deborah Seidel ARNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98103
"Welcome! I am a Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Pracitioner. You may be considering therapy and/or medications because you are experiencing distress or dissatisfaction with some part of your life. I believe that I can help you to move through a challenging time by creating a safe place to talk about difficult situations. Therapy will be mutually designed to assst you to examing the cognitive, psychological and behavioral patterns that may interefere with your experiences of fulfillment in life. Sessions will be supportive and challenge you to examine your current life situation."
(206) 488-1693
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98103
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"Welcome! I am a Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Pracitioner. You may be considering therapy and/or medications because you are experiencing distress or dissatisfaction with some part of your life. I believe that I can help you to move through a challenging time by creating a safe place to talk about difficult situations. Therapy will be mutually designed to assst you to examing the cognitive, psychological and behavioral patterns that may interefere with your experiences of fulfillment in life. Sessions will be supportive and challenge you to examine your current life situation."
Samantha Guijarro, Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse, ARNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98103
"Being a nurse practitioner allows me to deliver integrative interventions on an individual basis. I provide a holistic approach to treating mental health issues using evidence-based practices by combining various psychotherapeutic interventions with psychiatric medications when appropriate. I offer psychopharmacological education and management to assess efficacy, tolerability, and monitor for possible risks. I am client-centered and interweave individual strengths into a treatment plan to promote wellness. I encourage individuals to have an active voice in their treatment. I will work with you to build a trusting therapeutic alliance by listening, understanding and providing support to achieve advantageous change."
(206) 462-5874
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98103
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"Being a nurse practitioner allows me to deliver integrative interventions on an individual basis. I provide a holistic approach to treating mental health issues using evidence-based practices by combining various psychotherapeutic interventions with psychiatric medications when appropriate. I offer psychopharmacological education and management to assess efficacy, tolerability, and monitor for possible risks. I am client-centered and interweave individual strengths into a treatment plan to promote wellness. I encourage individuals to have an active voice in their treatment. I will work with you to build a trusting therapeutic alliance by listening, understanding and providing support to achieve advantageous change."
Kimberly Collison-Ris, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98107
"I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority. I have over 16 years of experience providing healthcare services, combining medication management and whole-person centered health care."
(206) 565-0212
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98107
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"I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority. I have over 16 years of experience providing healthcare services, combining medication management and whole-person centered health care."
Jesse P McClelland, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98102
"I want to personally invite new clients to my psychiatry practice. I am a board-certified psychiatrist dedicated to providing innovative, insightful care to my clients. I enjoy collaborating with adult clients with mental health issues who are serious about taking control of their life's journey. I relate personally to you. I understand your struggles, having been diagnosed and treated for ADHD myself. Not surprisingly, my special emphasis in my practice is treating ADHD/ADD, as I believe I have a unique insight into the treatment and therapy that might work best."
(206) 966-4774
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98102
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"I want to personally invite new clients to my psychiatry practice. I am a board-certified psychiatrist dedicated to providing innovative, insightful care to my clients. I enjoy collaborating with adult clients with mental health issues who are serious about taking control of their life's journey. I relate personally to you. I understand your struggles, having been diagnosed and treated for ADHD myself. Not surprisingly, my special emphasis in my practice is treating ADHD/ADD, as I believe I have a unique insight into the treatment and therapy that might work best."
Michael A Brooks, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO, JD
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98102
"Dr. Brooks joined Psychiatry Northwest after numerous clinical encounters with patients impressed upon him the magnitude of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD as well as the widespread misunderstanding of this treatable disorder. He found that many patients had been treated with limited success for anxiety or depression that was actually secondary to unrecognized ADHD. Dr. Brooks was also drawn by Psychiatry Northwest's desire to make Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation available to more patients for treatment of depression and other disorders."
(206) 207-9762
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98102
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"Dr. Brooks joined Psychiatry Northwest after numerous clinical encounters with patients impressed upon him the magnitude of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD as well as the widespread misunderstanding of this treatable disorder. He found that many patients had been treated with limited success for anxiety or depression that was actually secondary to unrecognized ADHD. Dr. Brooks was also drawn by Psychiatry Northwest's desire to make Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation available to more patients for treatment of depression and other disorders."
Geoff Fong, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MS, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98112
"I believe in collaborating with parents, family, and other mental health professionals to bring a team of support and care to my patients. I offer psychiatric consultations, psychiatric evaluations, and medication management. I treat patients of most ages, ranging from young children (4 and up) to adolescents and adults. **Please note, I do not treat addiction or substance abuse. To learn more about my treatment philosophy and determine if I would be a good fit for your needs, please visit my personal webpage. I usually have openings available within a week, much sooner than most other prescribers."
(206) 743-9366
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98112
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"I believe in collaborating with parents, family, and other mental health professionals to bring a team of support and care to my patients. I offer psychiatric consultations, psychiatric evaluations, and medication management. I treat patients of most ages, ranging from young children (4 and up) to adolescents and adults. **Please note, I do not treat addiction or substance abuse. To learn more about my treatment philosophy and determine if I would be a good fit for your needs, please visit my personal webpage. I usually have openings available within a week, much sooner than most other prescribers."
Vernon LaFreniere, Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse, ARNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98116
"Board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority, I am an experienced mental health specialist. I graduated from the University of Washington's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. With a rich and diverse 30 years working in the mental health field I do not limit myself to any specific area, population, or diagnostic criteria. Bring me any issues from florid psychosis with chemical dependency to work/family related stress and together we will work out a solution that fits your specific need. I never give up and no problems are overwhelming or too small. "
(206) 429-6872
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98116
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"Board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority, I am an experienced mental health specialist. I graduated from the University of Washington's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. With a rich and diverse 30 years working in the mental health field I do not limit myself to any specific area, population, or diagnostic criteria. Bring me any issues from florid psychosis with chemical dependency to work/family related stress and together we will work out a solution that fits your specific need. I never give up and no problems are overwhelming or too small. "
Jennifer M Schladweiler, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP, RN
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98115
"I am sited at the Mindful Therapy Group office in north Seattle. I'm a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. My focus is providing care for adults experiencing recovery from trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, addiction and anxiety disorders. I do not treat eating disorders, ADD/ADHD or pregnant or breastfeeding patients. The services I provide are purely clinical, and as thus, I am unable to handle L&I or disability claims, or any claims intended for various legal purposes, including emotional support animal letters, court-mandated and custody/parenting plan assessments. "
(206) 202-7007
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98115
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"I am sited at the Mindful Therapy Group office in north Seattle. I'm a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. My focus is providing care for adults experiencing recovery from trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, addiction and anxiety disorders. I do not treat eating disorders, ADD/ADHD or pregnant or breastfeeding patients. The services I provide are purely clinical, and as thus, I am unable to handle L&I or disability claims, or any claims intended for various legal purposes, including emotional support animal letters, court-mandated and custody/parenting plan assessments. "
Kenneth Melman, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98104
"Dr. Melman graduated from University of Michigan, attended Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), and completed his psychiatry residency at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Melman has practiced general psychiatry, ECT and TMS in Seattle for over 25 years, specializing in patients with treatment-resistant depression. He has served as Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at both Swedish and Providence Medical Centers."
(206) 966-6728
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98104
"Dr. Melman graduated from University of Michigan, attended Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), and completed his psychiatry residency at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Melman has practiced general psychiatry, ECT and TMS in Seattle for over 25 years, specializing in patients with treatment-resistant depression. He has served as Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at both Swedish and Providence Medical Centers."
George H. Glade, Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse, MC, MN, ARNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98109
"Most problems have a solution, most illnesses are treatable. Change begins with a first step toward doing things differently than you have done them before. I believe the purpose of therapy is ultimately not to be in therapy and to aquire new skills to support positive change. I am not a therapist who will sit back quietly, nod and give you an occassional 'Uh-huh'. I have Master's degrees in both Counseling and Nursing. I work in the ER at Harborview, at my office practice and with the psychiatric needs of older adults."
(206) 745-0905
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98109
"Most problems have a solution, most illnesses are treatable. Change begins with a first step toward doing things differently than you have done them before. I believe the purpose of therapy is ultimately not to be in therapy and to aquire new skills to support positive change. I am not a therapist who will sit back quietly, nod and give you an occassional 'Uh-huh'. I have Master's degrees in both Counseling and Nursing. I work in the ER at Harborview, at my office practice and with the psychiatric needs of older adults."

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Psychiatrists
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a chronically recurring condition involving moods that swing between the highs of mania and the lows of depression. Depression is by far the most pervasive feature of the illness, and the manic phase is usually a mix of irritability, anger, and depression, with or without euphoria. The elation may manifest as unusual energy and overconfidence, playing out in bouts of overspending or promiscuity.

While the depression of bipolar disorder can resist treatment, mood swings and recurrences can often be delayed or prevented with a mood stabilizer, alone or combined with other drugs. Therapy is an important adjunct to drugs, especially for dealing with the work and relationship problems that can accompany the disorder.

If you're looking for help with bipolar in Seattle or for a Seattle bipolar psychiatrist these professionals provide bipolar therapy (and bipolar therapies), bipolar treatment and bipolar help in Seattle. They include bipolar psychiatrists, bipolar psychologists, bipolar psychotherapists and bipolar counselors in Seattle. They can help teen suffering from bipolar disorder. They provide Seattle bipolar counseling, bipolar support, referrals to bipolar support groups in Seattle and Seattle bipolar groups. If you're depressed in Seattle, get help from one of these bipolar specialists.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Seattle is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Seattle Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Seattle specialize in age groups (so check for Seattle child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Seattle). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Seattle, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Seattle Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.