Advanced Psychiatry provides treatment for clients between the ages of 16 and 65. Examples of psychiatric conditions treated include but are not limited to
- Depression, including Postpartum Depression
- Anxiety Disorders, including Panic, OCD and PTSD
- Bipolar Disorder
- Psychotic Disorders, including Schizophrenia
- Impulse Control Disorders
- Attention-Deficit Disorders and Hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)
- Addiction and Substance Abuse
- Eating Disorders
As Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, we focus on the biological and medical aspects of treatment. We do not provide counseling or psychotherapy in our practice and strongly encourage it as part of a well-rounded treatment plan. We are happy to make recommendations and referrals for therapists and counseling centers will best be able serve the patient’s therapy needs. When you’re ready, Advanced Psychiatry will be here for you. You can schedule a new patient evaluation or follow-up visit by calling us today.
Initial Evaluation: What to Expect
New patient evaluations last between 45 and 60 minutes. During this initial visit, we review and explore various aspects such as medical history, family history, social and environmental factors, situational variables such as work and school, and how this affects the patient’s thinking and feelings.
We prefer to present our patients with the various options for their treatment. This is a collaboration between the patient and practitioner and no single treatment is dictated over another. The practitioner considers that patient’s concerns and the two together decide on the best treatment plan
If you are skeptical about psychiatric treatment, we challenge you to at least undergo a psychiatric evaluation with us. An evaluation is not a guarantee to initiate treatment, but rather to formulate a diagnosis and discuss treatment options. Ultimately the decision to start treatment is yours.
Follow-up visits usually last between 15 and 20 minutes. This is the time where we listen to our patents’ feedback regarding the treatment plan and its effectiveness. We review the pertinent symptoms, evaluate their progress, and make any updates to their histories as needed.
If a patient is experiencing any adverse side effects or feeling like the dose of the medication is too high or too low, follow-up visits are the time to discuss and decide whether any medication changes or adjustments need to be made.
When starting a new medication or after deciding on a new direction with treatment, it is usually recommended to follow-up within 1 or 2 weeks. Based on progress and medication tolerance, recommended follow-up visits may be extended out to a month or more and eventually to every 3 months once symptoms are stabilized. Follow-up visits are at a minimum of every 3 months as recommended by current practice guidelines. Ultimately, the frequency of follow-up visits is determined at each visit and is based on the complexity of the conditions being treated and the progress being made by the patient.
There is always a clinician on call to help in the event of an after-hours crisis. If you need immediate medical assistance, always call 911 first.
Medication refills and other non-emergent concerns will be handled during normal business operating hours.
A fee may be incurred if after-hour returned calls are not deemed to be urgent.
Advanced Psychiatry Cares
We know that it can be daunting to seek treatment for a psychiatric disorder. That’s why we try to make the process as smooth as possible so that you can get the help you need without delay. Call to schedule an appointment for a caring, collaborative solution.
Conditions We Treat
Our clinicians are highly trained and experienced with several disorders including, but not limited to the ones below. You can learn more about each condition by clicking on its’ section.
Depression can have many root causes, including hormonal imbalances that lead to Postpartum Depression. We order investigative blood tests and prescribe anti-depressants or other medications as needed to fight this debilitating disease.
Anxiety can be acute and situational, or ongoing and general. There are many approaches for treating anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder. We will educate you on promising medications and supplementary treatments.
We treat all mood disorders, including Bipolar Disorder. After a complete evaluation, we will help you find the best mood stabilizers and anti-depressants to minimize mood swings and increase your quality of life.
Psychotic disorders often require lifelong treatment. Our experts will help formulate a plan for long-term care. They will order medical tests to rule out other conditions that may be causing psychotic symptoms and refer the patient to inpatient treatment during times of crisis.
Impulse Control Disorder (ICD) can manifest itself as a lack of self-control when confronted with tempting situations. It can lead to substance abuse, alcoholism, gambling or sexual addictions and other reckless behavior. We treat ICD with a combination of medication and referrals to psychotherapists.
ADD and ADHD
Attention-Deficit Disorders are very treatable with the right medicines. Our clinicians prescribe ADD medication in accordance with state and federal law.
To cure insomnia, we must treat the cause as well as the symptom of sleeplessness. We sometimes order sleep studies to rule out physical complications. Your clinician will work with you to find a prescription sleep medication that helps you get the rest you need with minimal side effects.
Ask a question or book an appointment below. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital
Advanced Psychiatry, P.L.L.C
2485 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 100, Southlake, Texas 76092
Monday-Thursday from 7am - 4pm and closed on Fridays.