If you’re trying to manage the symptoms associated with mood disorders like depression, you probably understand how important getting the right mental health care is essential for effective treatment and ongoing management of your condition.
But it’s not always easy to get to your provider’s office for an in-person check-in with your mental health specialist. Mental health experts understand patients need flexible care for successful, long-term relief from the difficult symptoms of depression.
That’s why the psychiatric providers at Peace, Hope & Harmony, Inc. offer both in-office and telehealth care for patients in Midlothian, Texas. Telehealth gives you the same exceptional care you expect and deserve during in-person visits — using technology to help you connect with your specialist more easily.
The service began decades ago as a way for patients in rural areas to see in-town providers more easily. Since that time, the popularity of telehealth has exploded and become available to nearly everyone.
Not all conditions can be diagnosed and treated using telehealth alone, but many health concerns can be diagnosed and treated or managed virtually. And if or when an in-office evaluation or exam is necessary, your provider coordinates with you to make sure you receive the care you need.
Here’s a look at three key advantages of telehealth for patients struggling with depression.
When you have depression, it can be more difficult to engage with others in face-to-face situations or even muster up the energy to leave the house. Telehealth meetings take away this barrier to care, making it easier to meet with a skilled mental health therapist.
In addition, telehealth visits are often more convenient. While in-office appointments mean taking time away from family responsibilities or work, arranging childcare, coordinating travel to and from the office, and spending time in a waiting room, telehealth appointments provide a more flexible and time-effective way to meet with providers.
As a chronic condition, depression often needs ongoing care and management. Issues like scheduling, travel, geographical challenges, and more can make in-office visits difficult to keep up.
Telehealth can help improve long-term care for depression patients by making regular meetings with your provider easier to maintain. Plus, having a regular connection with your therapist means building a deeper, stronger relationship.
Using our convenient telehealth platform, patients at Peace, Hope & Harmony, Inc. can easily make follow-up appointments, ask for prescription refills, and get help with treatment progress as needed.
And if your condition requires additional care, telehealth makes it easier for your mental health provider to collaborate with other care providers. As a result, telehealth can improve your overall outcome.
Telehealth lets you meet with your mental health provider from the comfort of a familiar environment. This is an advantage for patients with depression since feeling comfortable and at ease makes talking openly and honestly with your provider easier.
For some patients, the ongoing stigma attached to mood disorders, like depression, makes it more difficult to seek help. Since telehealth providers offer more privacy, virtual visits can remove any social barriers you feel when seeking help.
You don’t have to worry about security since telehealth providers use secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing systems. That means all discussions between you and your mental health provider remain confidential.
Have more questions about how telehealth can benefit your depression? Schedule a consultation with a provider at Peace, Hope & Harmony, Inc., in Midlothian, Texas.