What is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) assess, diagnose, and treat those with mental health conditions and work closely with patients to prevent, identify, and manage symptoms resulting from psychiatric or substance disorders. They are experts in psychopharmacology and possess an in-depth knowledge of psychiatric medications and how to prescribe them effectively. Psychotherapy, medication management, and other mental health care services performed by a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner are typically a lower cost and more accessible alternative to seeing a Psychiatrist. Meet Suzanne Shadix, PMHNP