Pediatric Mental Health
Parents and providers are being hit with the reality that it's not just adults who are struggling, but children, too. Pediatric mental health struggles are on the rise. It's important to choose a provider that creates a safe, trauma-informed, and understanding environment for you and your child especially when it comes to successfully managing pediatric Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and more.
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
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is proving to be a leader in the treatment of depression for patients who have not found relief with traditional antidepressant medications. Read on about this promising and powerful therapeutic method—because knowledge is power.
Ketamine & Infusions
We understand that finding the right solution can be overwhelming. It's important to have options. Ketamine Infusions are another modality for treatment -resistant depression. To explore this intervention and find a trained and qualified provider you can trust, click here: