Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in Colorado Ohio, Florida, and Massachusetts

Good mental health is essential to your general well-being. At Sound Psychiatry and Wellness, a virtual psychiatry practice that serves Boston, Massachusetts, and Littleton, Colorado, Drew Pittman, PMHNP, offers virtual mental health care to adults, including diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Call Sound Psychiatry and Wellness today to schedule a virtual mental health appointment, or book your visit online.

Why is mental health important?

Mental health is important because it affects your mood, outlook, and behavior. When you have good mental health, it’s easier to overcome life’s challenges and demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity.

Should I visit a psychiatric professional about my mental health?

Make a telepsychiatry appointment at Sound Psychiatry and Wellness if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Lasting feelings of sadness or disinterest
  • Extreme mood changes with highs and lows
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Significant tiredness, low energy, or problems sleeping
  • Persistent or intrusive thoughts
  • Reduced ability to concentrate

Sometimes, mental health problems trigger physical symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, or irritable bowel syndrome.

What are common mental health conditions that require treatment?

Anytime you don’t feel like yourself, a visit with Drew at Sound Psychiatry and Wellness is helpful. Some of the common mental health conditions people schedule appointments for include: 

Major depression

Major depression causes persistent feelings of sadness that last for months or even years. Healthy lifestyle changes and prescription medication can relieve symptoms and improve your outlook. 

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders cause intense worry and intrusive thoughts. Everyone gets anxious occasionally, but if your symptoms sap your energy or prevent you from focusing on other, more important tasks, treatment can provide relief. Drew treats generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and specific phobias.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

OCD is characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, such as persistent handwashing or the need to arrange objects in a specific order. The condition ranges in severity, from mild to debilitating.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a behavioral condition that sometimes occurs after witnessing a violent or traumatic event, such as military combat, a car accident, or a natural disaster. If you have PTSD, you might have realistic flashbacks of the event that make you feel like you’re there.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder causes you to have intense mood swings, from manic highs to extreme depressive lows. Prescription medication and counseling can help reduce the intensity of these episodes and improve your mental health.

How are mental health problems treated?

Drew treats mental health problems using a combination of healthy lifestyle changes and prescription medication. He might recommend:

  • Antidepressants
  • Mood-stabilizing medications
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Following a sleep schedule
  • Exercising regularly
  • Practicing stress management (e.g., yoga and deep breathing)

Because Drew provides all services via telemedicine, he’s unable to prescribe certain classes of drugs, including stimulants and benzodiazepines.

Call Sound Psychiatry and Wellness today to schedule a virtual mental health visit, or book your appointment online.