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Frequently Asked Questions - Psychiatric Consultants of Wichita

Psych Consultants of Wichita FAQ

NeuroStar TMS Therapy® is used to reduce the symptoms of medication resistant major depressive disorder. NeuroStar TMS Therapy has been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of adult patients with depression who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from 4 prior antidepressant medications in the current episode.

EMDR is a psychotherapy used to treat troubling symptoms such as anxiety, guilt, anger, depression, panic, sleep disturbance and flashbacks, that are the result of traumatic experiences. Traditional therapies have met with limited success in treating victims of trauma. Not only has EMDR therapy been proven effective in reducing the chronic symptoms which follow trauma, the therapy benefits appear to be permanent. To date, it has helped an estimated half million people of all ages receive relief from many different kinds of psychological distress. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. The beneficial effects of EMDR are facilitated by an alternating stimulation of the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Eye movement accomplishes this stimulation as do bilateral alternating taps or tones. EMDR also has the ability to shorten the time needed for therapy.

Hypnosis can be used for many psychological difficulties. Smoking cessation and weigh loss are the most common uses. Many individuals get relatively rapid improvement in anxiety and depression. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also responds well to Hypnosis.

Psychiatrists are medically trained to treat mental health. Sometimes physical illness or biological imbalances can trigger mental illness and their medical background allows them to take blood, order certain tests and prescribe medications. Psychologists tend to focus on the psychlogical mechanisms of behavior

Yes. Psychiatry is a medical specialty but there are sub-specialties in which a psychiatrist may choose to focus on a particular issue, such as addiction, family therapy, geriatric psychiatry or schizophrenia.

  • What is the name of the medication, and what is it supposed to do?
  • How and when do I take it, and when do I stop taking it?
  • What if I miss a dose?
  • What foods, drinks, or other medications should I avoid while taking the prescribed medication?
  • Should it be taken with food or on an empty stomach?
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while on this medication?
  • What are the side effects, and what should I do if they occur?
  • Is there some printed information about the medication available?
  • What are my options?

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