Psychiatry - Brain Health

Services Include:

At Smart Neuro Health & Wellness Centers, we focus on the following to ensure our patients receive the best care when it comes to mental and emotional issues:

Emphasis on evidence based psychiatric care:

We provide full psychiatric services at all locations and focus on common diseases like depression, anxiety, and overall brain health. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible evidence based care based on a patients individual needs.

Focus on measurement-based outcomes:

We take all necessary steps to provide a personalized care plan to get you the best overall outcome for each patient.

Comprehensive treatment options including:

Psychopharmacologic management, psychotherapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Neurofeedback are just some of the therapy options available to our providers.

Collaborative care coordination with PCP:

Communication is the key to your successful outcome and wellness. We go to great lengths to effectively communicate with your personal physician on your treatment plan.

 

Treatment of Adjustment Disorders

Generally, people can be able to adjust to life changes in a short span of time. Though some people find it hard to cope with such changes.  An adjustment disorder is any type of stress-related mental disability. A person may feel depressed, anxious or worse contemplate committing suicide.

A person with adjustment disorder may find his daily patterns of activities overwhelming and has a tendency to make careless decisions. The bottom line is, the person is having a hard time adjusting to changes in his life and it poses a severe consequence.

Small problems like transferring to a different school, a disease, work-related problems, or any stressful event in a person’s life seem to be an enormous problem to hurdle through and weights you down is a general symptom of the problem. Symptoms though may be different from person to person and can be in any form from the list below:

 

Emotional Symptoms

Emotional signs and symptoms of adjustment disorder may influence how you feel and think about yourself. These can be accompanied by some of the following symptoms:

  • Melancholy
  • Discouragement
  • Lack of enjoyment and satisfaction
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Crying spells
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Concentration problems
  • Worriness
  • Jitteriness
  • Desperation
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Thoughts of suicide

A person who is suffering from adjustment disorder may experience some if not all of the symptoms listed. If you have most of the signs listed above, it is best to seek advice.

 

Behavioral Symptoms

Emotion and behavior are directly correlated to each other. As your emotions are disturbed, your actions correspond to how you feel as a way of dealing with your emotions. Some common signs and behavioral symptoms of adjustment disorder may be:

  • Avoiding and warding off family and friends
  • Neglecting bills
  • A tendency to be defensive
  • Fighting
  • Poor performance at work or school
  • Skipping school
  • Reckless driving
  • A reckless attitude

Duration of symptoms

The length of these symptoms can also vary from person to person.

 

Acute Adjustment Disorder – Symptoms that last for 6 months or less. In most cases, symptoms would calm down once stressors are cut out. A brief professional treatment would help to ease and remove symptoms.

 

Chronic Adjustment Disorder – This is when symptoms last more than 6 months. In such cases, symptoms continuously become bothersome and prevent you from living a normal life.  A professional treatment would aid to improve and prohibit the condition from getting worse.

 

Getting professional help

Most of the times, we are able to pull through with the stressful changes in our lives and the symptoms of adjustment disorder gets better because the stress is lessened. Sometimes they persistently remain, or new life changing stressors come up. When this happens it is best to seek professional advice to be able to get back to life again.

 

Suicidal thoughts

When symptoms have worsened and you or someone you know has contemplated on committing such an act, it is best to get help right away. The only way is to have the guidance of a doctor, a nurse or a mental health professional so you would know the steps to take.

Psychiatry FAQs:

What Insurance do you Accept?

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United HealthcareYesYes
Aetna PPO/MedicareYesYes
CignaYesYes
Coventry First HealthYesYes
HealthSmartYesYes
Humana/ChoiceCare/Medicare AdvantageYesYes
Private Healthcare SystemsYesYes
USA Health NetworkYesYes
SWHR Cigna ACOYesYes
SWHR Humana MA ACOYesYes
HealthSC OPE (DARTYesYes
SWHR UHC ACOYesYes
SWHR Aetna ACOYesYes
SWHR BCBS ACOYesYes
SWHR THA ACOYesYes
Quick TripYesYes
BCBSYesYes
Medicare

What is your Finacial Policy?

- We deal directly with commercial health insurance companies

- We provide appropriate documentation which allows our patients who choose to file for additional reimbursement the documentation they need to do so. 

- Co-Payments due at time of service

- We accept: Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover

- Missed appointments or appointments canceled less then 24 hours before the scheduled appointment will be charged the full fee of the appointment before another appointment can be scheduled.

What is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor just like your pediatrician, your internist, or your surgeon.  The difference is that after completing medical school a psychiatrist spends four years specializing in mental health.

Wahts the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

A psychologist is a mental health professional with a Ph.D. in Psychology.  In this case the title "Doctor" refers to the individual's academic degree.

Psychiatrist and psychologists rely on each other to provide the most complete care for their patients.

What is a Physician Extender - (NP-PA)

A Physician Extender has received the appropriate degree and experience within a specific specialty area and is individually licensed by the state. They are mainstream providers who provide high quality healthcare services, acting as an extension of our doctors. They may treat, diagnose, and prescribe for a patient whose condition is within their specialty area of practice.

PE’s teach patients how to get health and stay healthy by:

  • Diagnosing and treating illness
  • Prescribing medications
  • Ordering and interpreting laboratory tests
  • Educating patients
  • Coordinating healthcare services.

What is Brain Health?

At Smart Neuro Health, we don’t think of mental health as mental health. We think of it as brain health. Why? Because of the stigma associated with mental health treatment. One strategy to decrease this stigma is to educate the public that mental disorders, rather than being character flaws or personal weakness, have a biological and neurological basis.

What if mental health problems were evaluated and treated like other medical issues, and physicians were using functional imaging tools, genetics, and other markers to guide treatment?

Currently, doctors prescribe psychotherapy or powerful combinations of medications without ever looking at how an individual patient’s brain works. When it comes to behavior, learning or emotional problems, doctors prescribe treatments in the dark. But, not at Smart Neuro Health & Wellness Centers. We look at your whole-body health and its history.