Telepsychiatry Services by Dr. Soroya Bacchus, M.D. in Los Angeles, and Glendale CA
Telepsychiatry is a technique that employs telecommunications equipment to deliver psychiatric care to patients who live a long distance away from a psychiatrist and prefer to be at home. Dr. Soroya Bacchus, M.D., and her professional team at Psychiatry Unplugged can provide online mental health services such as ketamine therapy, medication-assisted treatment, psychiatric diagnosis, and more. Contact us today! We have convenient locations near you in Los Angeles CA and Glendale CA. For more information, call us or book an appointment online.
Table of Contents:
What is a Telepsychiatry consult?
What mental health services can be provided by telemedicine?
What equipment do you need for telemedicine?
Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication via telehealth?
Telepsychiatry consultation services are the process of using telecommunication tools through devices to provide psychiatric consultation to individuals who are not able to make it into the clinic, or for clinics that only provide this service over telecommunication methods, and they are separated from their patients through distance and allowing the patients to complete the consultation in the comfort of their own home.
Telepsychiatry provides many different benefits, the main and most obvious being convenience; thereafter, it provides better accessibility to many individuals that may not have been able to access psychiatry services previously.
Using telepsychiatry services, our psychiatrists have the ability to communicate directly with their clients, some of the many telepsychiatry services that we provide include:
– Psychiatric evaluation
– Psychiatric diagnosis
– Medication-assisted treatment
– Ketamine therapy
– Case management
At Psychiatry Unplugged, we offer a variety of mental health services to our patients through telemedicine, allowing them to receive convenient, affordable mental health services at the touch of their fingers, and from the comfort of their own homes. Many of the services we provide include:
• 4-Step Approach
The 4-Step approach delivers highly specialized and effective treatments with straightforward, concise, no-spin information about your diagnosis and condition.
• Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a neurodevelopment disorder very commonly diagnosed in children. Children who have trouble paying attention, are overly active, or have controlling impulsive behaviors are diagnosed with ADHD.
• Anxiety Disorders
Extreme emotions that overtake you of fear or worry, may include generalized anxiety, panic, social interactions, agoraphobia, select mutism, separation anxiety, and other specific phobias.
• Bipolar Disorders
A mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in an individual’s mood, activity levels, energy, concentration, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
Depression is quite common and is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how an individual may feel, and the way they act and think.
• Mood Disorders
Mood disorders is a term used to broadly describe all types of bipolar disorders and depression.
• Personality Disorders
Personality disorders are seen as long-term patterns of behavior and inner experiences within an individual that significantly differs from what is expected.
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder develops in many who have experienced a scary, shocking, or dangerous event.
• Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression is a common experience that many new moms deal with after childbirth. Postpartum depression will often include crying spells, mood swings, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping.
• Psychotic Disorder
Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders within an individual that causes abnormal perceptions and thinking.
• Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders are issues with the timing, quality, and amount of sleep an individual receives that can result in daytime distress and impairment of functioning.
• Somatic Symptom Disorder
Somatic symptom disorder is when an individual has a significant focus on physical symptoms, which include weakness, shortness of breath, and pain, to a specific level that results in major distress and/or issues functioning.
• Dual Diagnosis
A dual diagnosis is when an individual has a mental health condition.
• Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are treatable but serious mental and physical illnesses that cause men and women to have disturbed or abnormal eating habits and have damaging relationships with food, exercise, eating, and body image.
• Ketamine Therapy
Ketamine therapy is a medication-assisted therapy to help with depression.
• Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication-assisted treatment involved taking medicine in a place of the usual opioid the individual would normally be using.
• Psychotic Evaluation
Psychotic evaluations are completed as a tool for psychiatrists to diagnose issues with thought processes, behaviors, and memory within their patients.
For our patients, all they will need in order to complete a telemedicine visit will be either a phone to call in, a smartphone to use video conferencing technology, a laptop, or a computer with a stable internet connection.
Yes, any medication that can be used to treat mental health conditions can be prescribed by a psychiatrist during a telehealth visit. Our clinic is located in Los Angeles CA and Glendale CA. For more information, call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Los Angeles CA, Glendale CA, Beverly Hills CA, Santa Monica CA, Hollywood CA, Burbank CA, and Pasadena CA.