Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. At Viking Psychiatry we offer a personal approach to include use of our therapy dog Freya. Please reach out and take a progressive step in your care.
Many psychiatric disorders will require a two-pronged approach for successful treatment: medication combined with therapy or counseling. At Viking we can prescribe medication to help with anything from ADHD to anxiety to depression. Medication management is a vital part of this equation, as not all medications will be received or tolerated by patients in the same way.
That’s why monitoring medications, their side effects, and their possible interactions with other medications is critical.
This can seem pretty scary, especially if you’ve never taken such medications before or have taken them before but experienced bad side effects.
There can certainly be a lot of unknowns; however, understanding how we can help you and truly knowing what medication management means is key to feeling comfortable and at ease with the recommended treatment plan.
Discover SPRAVATO®. It’s the first FDA-approved nasal spray specifically for adults with treatment-resistant depression.
If you’ve tried two or more antidepressants* and are still struggling with depressive symptoms, talk to your healthcare provider to see if you may have treatment-resistant depression.
SPRAVATO® works differently than other medications for treatment-resistant depression. Today’s most commonly used oral antidepressants are thought to treat depression by increasing levels of neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine) in areas of the brain that affect mood. SPRAVATO® targets the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor and is believed to work differently than currently available oral antidepressants. The exact way that SPRAVATO® works is unknown. SPRAVATO® is taken with an oral antidepressant