I am a PMHNP-student, and just began clinical preceptorship in a outpatient clinic, mainly seeing high-functioning adult patients dealing with MDD, GAD, schizo, Bipolar..I am starting to notice the disparity of the prescribing of meds vs. the recommendation/provision of therapy to high-functioning patients, and it kinda bothers me, as I know therapy in conjunction with meds is vital. But maybe this could be specific to the practice of the PMHNP who is doing outpatient. And it may also be because that I have just started courses in psychopharm and psych/mental health patho, and so maybe I will have a better sense of things once I complete these courses. Any advice for this mentality that I am having?
-What is the differences with outpatient adult psych, and C/L, neuropsychiatry, or child psych? I am interested in these areas too.