In order to determine the readiness of a candidate undergoing bariatric surgery, different aspects of the patient's life are considered by a mental health professional. Many psychosocial factors will be reviewed including the patient's understanding of the surgery and the necessary lifestyle changes; expectations regarding the results; the ability to adhere to operatory recommendations; eating behavior (weight history, diet, exercise); psychiatric comorbidities (current and previous); reasons to undergo the surgical procedure; social support; substance use; socioeconomic status; conjugal satisfaction; cognitive functioning; self-esteem; history of trauma/abuse; quality of life and suicidal ideation.
Tried several psychotropic medications without success? This test may be beneficial for you. Genomind is a test designed to help minimize the trial and error process of finding a safe and effective medication at the appropriate dose. This test may or may not be covered by insurance depending on the circumstances.
This appointment will involve outpatient evaluation and continuation of care catered to your mental health concerns. Further, we will review and discuss the effectiveness of currently prescribed psychotropic medication as well as address any concerns regarding possible side effects. Additional routine labs may be ordered to monitor therapeutic drug levels.
Evidence has shown that the combination of medication management with brief therapy is associated with positive treatment outcomes and enhanced experiences . I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
Research into the role of nutrition in mental health has shown that a healthy diet can potentially play a significant role in the prevention and management of mental illness.Some nutraceuticals help regulate the stress response and are referred to as adaptogens. Some include ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng and lavender.
Consider this the first stage of your journey to becoming a better version of yourself . This is an initial assessment that covers a wide range of areas including but not limited to your current concerns, behavior, feelings, and thoughts. These sessions are usually 45-60 minutes and usually by the end, a diagnosis and treatment plan can be formulated based on the information received but may require ongoing assessment.
Tips for Your First Visit
-Write down a list of items to discuss
-Bring along any medical records, mental health records, and labs.
-Bring a list of your medications
Online sessions are held from the safety of your own home at a time that is convenient for you through our easy scheduling platform.
Are you ready to get on the path to a healthier you? Have questions before getting started? Send an email today!
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