Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N., N.P.P.
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Southold, New York 11971
"I believe in the value of "talk therapy" and other activities that have therapeutic value. But,sometimes, people need additional help via psychotropic medications to help them, "over that emotional and psychological hump", towards growth and healing. I am an experienced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed by the State of New York to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders. My specialties are treating adults,seniors,co-occurring disorders and substance abuse disorders. My experience tells me psychotropic medications need not be taken indefinitely but,with some disorders,that may be needed. I Am Now Doing Housecalls."
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Southold, New York 11971
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"I believe in the value of "talk therapy" and other activities that have therapeutic value. But,sometimes, people need additional help via psychotropic medications to help them, "over that emotional and psychological hump", towards growth and healing. I am an experienced Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed by the State of New York to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders. My specialties are treating adults,seniors,co-occurring disorders and substance abuse disorders. My experience tells me psychotropic medications need not be taken indefinitely but,with some disorders,that may be needed. I Am Now Doing Housecalls."

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About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Southold 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 Southold specialize in age groups (so check for Southold child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Southold). 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 Southold, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Southold 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.
How to find the right Psychiatrist?

If you're finding it difficult to the find the right psychiatrist in Southold, don't worry--you're not alone. Psychiatrists are highly specialized professionals. They tend to be busy--appointments can be short (e.g. 15 mins.)--and so as a potential client you can sometimes feel lost or confused. Don't let this deter you.

Begin first by checking the psychiatrists listed here nearest to you. If they are limited in number, expand out your search geographically (Broaden your Search) and see who's available further afield. Use the links in the left nav bar to find the relevant insurance, if you intend to use your health insurance to pay for the provider.

If you're still finding it difficult to find a psychiatrist in Southold, call or contact the professionals here and ask for a psychiatric referral. You can also call the psychiatric nurses in Southold as they tend to be affiliated to a network of psychiatrists in their area ( Southold). Or just chat to them to see if they can help.

If you're looking for a specialist Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse in Southold, such as a child psychiatrist or adolescent psychiatrist, expand your search to generate a large pool of professionals and then select a specialty from the left nav bar.