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 Mood Disorders

Mood disorder is a type of mental and psychological disorder that dramatically lowers and elevates a person’s mood. For a person with mania, change of emotions can be limitless. It can start from a depressive to an ecstatic state in a matter of minutes. Just in the U.S. alone, an estimated number of 20.9 million adults are suffering from this mental disorder.

 

Types of mood disorder

Mood disorder is categorized as a severe case of psychological illness in which it has two major types:

  1. Dysthymic disorder—this is a less severe form of anxiety and depression. Though it may not cause much trouble in the person’s daily activities, still the ability to think and decide can be a problem. Though considered less serious, people with dysthymia may also suffer from major and lengthy depression. Minor depression can last for only two weeks, but for major depression, it can go on for years until he gets treated.

 

Two forms of depression that can be life-threatening to both the patient as well as other people are psychotic depression and postpartum depression. Another form of depression is the seasonal affective depression in which the person gets easily affected by a change of weather.

 

  1. Bipolar disorder—this form of mood disorder is highly dangerous and devastating not just to the patient but to other people surrounding him. A person with bipolar disorder changes mood and energy level rapidly and unexpectedly. One moment he will be extremely happy and the next thing you know it; he will be under major depression.

 

Mood disorder: Its causes

Pinpointing the root cause of mood disorder can be untraceable. Medical practitioners are yet to discover the causes; however, these disorders are surely influenced by genetic, psychological, and environmental factors. Studies also show that the brains of people with mental disorders differ gravely to the brain of a healthy person. These illnesses can also be hereditary. In most cases, people suffering from a mood disorder have relatives who are also afflicted with the disease.

 

Signs and symptoms of a person with mood disorder

People with a mood disorder constantly changes behavior and mood. However, for the most part, these are utterly signs of depression. Warning signs include:t assistance in dealing with mood disorders.

  1.  Overindulgence in food
  2.  Loss of appetite
  3.  Inability to sleep
  4.  Excessive sleeping
  5.  Fatigue
  6.  High energy
  7.  Bodily pains and crampsealing with mood disorders.
  8.  Digestive problems
  9.  Problems with breathing
  10.  Inability to concentrate, decide, and remember details
  11.  Excessive imagination
  12.  Rapid speech
  13.  Sudden obsessive compulsiveness
  14.  Rapid change of ideas and get assistance in dealing with mood disorders.

Effects of mood disorder

Mood disorder can damage relationships and affect the ability of a person to function at work and at home. Because he is unable to focus even on a simple task, he could not work on his duties well and effectively. Aggression is a major sign of a person with mania, leading couples and families to separate. People with mood disorder also have a hard time figuring out a solution to a problem; making him consider committing suicide. This is why it’s imperative you find someone who is used to treating this condition and get assistance in dealing with mood disorders.

Psychiatry FAQs:

What Insurance do you Accept?

CarrierMcKinneyDallas
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.