Sleep or Insomnia Psychiatrists in Hancock, Austin, TX

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Jedidiah C Becker
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Just a few of these include psychotherapy, meaningful exercise, stress management, sleep hygiene, diet, meditation, social engagement, and quality intimate partner relationships.
Our mental health cannot be neatly separated from our physical bodies or from the unique events that have shaped us as individuals. While psychiatric medications have helped millions of individuals find relief from chronic mental illness and reclaim control of their lives, almost anyone who has struggled with depression or anxiety knows that medications alone are rarely enough to achieve the balanced, fulfilling lives that they desire. The question then becomes, “What else can be done?”
(512) 233-6841 
Austin, TX 78705
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Michael Ross, Psychiatrist in Hancock, Austin, TX
Michael Ross
Psychiatrist, MD
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist who attended both my adult and child and adolescent psychiatry training in Austin, TX. I am board-certified in adult psychiatry in addition to child and adolescent psychiatry. I provide assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychiatric issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, ADHD, and other behavioral issues. I have specific training in trauma-informed care and enjoy working with individuals and families. I like to focus on both psychotherapy and medication management approaches to help address the concerns at hand and empower the client.
(512) 838-3914 
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78751
Offers video visits

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Sleep or Insomnia Psychiatrists
What is a Sleep Disorder or Insomnia?

Almost everyone goes through bouts of sleeplessness in Hancock, Austin from time to time. Chronic insomnia, however, is marked by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or waking up too early. If it takes you thirty minutes or more to fall asleep, or you're awake for thirty minutes or more during the night at least three times a week-for a month or more-you're likely suffering from insomnia.

Insomnia has major effects on mood as well as alertness. It is also a classic symptom of depression.

The most effective treatments for chronic insomnia are behavioral techniques that eliminate sleep anxiety and allow the body's own sleep cycle to kick in. It may require as little as doing nothing. But Sleep specialists in Hancock, Austin or psychiatrists who specialize in sleep in Hancock, Austin, or simply a Hancock, Austin sleep psychiatrist, can help. Likewise, insomnia specialists in Hancock, Austin or psychiatrists who specialize in insomnia in Hancock, Austin, or simply a Hancock, Austin insomnia psychiatrist, can help.

Sleep disorders may include sleep apnea, narcolepsy or simply chronic snoring.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Hancock, Austin Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Hancock, Austin has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Hancock, Austin, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Hancock, Austin Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.