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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a psychologist and a mental health physician?
A psychologist uses talk therapy to facilitate personal change through self-knowledge, emotional acceptance, and growth. A mental health physician is a general practitioner trained in diagnosing and managing mental health conditions, and can provide prescription medication, if necessary.
What’s the difference between a psychiatrist and a mental health physician
Both a psychiatrist and mental health physician are medical doctors. A psychiatrist completes additional training to obtain a specialization in psychiatry, which includes specific education in preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of mental conditions. A mental health physician is a general practitioner who is trained in family medicine with a focus on specific mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, OCD, and depression, while also providing an overall view of your health.
Which mental health conditions can a mental health physician treat?
A mental health physician can diagnose and treat conditions including but not limited to:
- Anxiety disorders
- Acute adjustment disorders
- Panic disorder
At the present time, mental health physicians on Maple do not provide treatment for ADHD.
Can I get an assessment without video chat?
A video chat with a mental health physician is a necessary component of your medical assessment. Being able to see and talk to you helps the doctor accurately diagnose and treat you.
Can I see the same mental health physician after my initial assessment?
Yes, you’ll be able to speak with the same mental health physician for a follow-up appointment if you’d like extra mental health guidance.
Do Maple’s mental health physicians accept insurance?
If you have private insurance, you may be eligible for coverage depending on your plan. Please check directly with your insurer.