Therapy and medication platforms are relatively new to the telemental health scene. These platforms are a one-stop-shop for both biological and psychological health needs.
Psychiatry and psychology (talk therapy or counseling) both treat mental disorders. Psychiatry simply treats the biological and chemical side of mental illness (such as chemical imbalances), while online counseling treats the behavioral side (such as lifestyle choices and behavioral thought processes).
Both types of treatment are considered equally important by providers.
Many talk therapists will say that getting to the root of psychological problems is important — but gathering the will to get out of bed some days (let alone see a therapist) can be challenging for those suffering from mental health conditions.
Medication can be the catalyst that gets a patient chatting with a therapist and making important lifestyle changes.
The main benefits of psychiatry and therapy platforms include:
Psychiatry memberships are a new type of telemental health. Patients can get diagnosed and prescribed medications on the same platform that fills said prescriptions.
All costs are included in a monthly membership fee (talk therapy, psychiatry appointments, and medications).
While some states require online psychiatrists to allow patients to the choice between using the platform’s pharmacy and their local pharmacies, one of the biggest benefits to these providers is getting all your mental health needs in one fell swoop.
The main providers of therapy and medication services include: