WHAT DOES A PSYCHIATRIST DO?

Medical scientists and chemists have been working hard for long to decipher the intricacies of the human mind. In layman’s terms, psychiatry is the understanding of the human mind, how it works, and affects behavior, attitude, and physical movement. Psychiatry unravels the possibilities that one could attain with a sane mindset. Medical doctors that deal with mental health and wellness are psychiatrists. Their specialties extend from diagnosis of mental illnesses and treatment. The consultant psychiatrists have a deep understanding of the relation between physical and mental health and are perfectly apt to provide treatments that can help the patients lead happier and more fulfilled lives.

THE BASICS

By correctly assessing your symptoms during a psychiatrist consultation, the doctor would be able to make a diagnosis and then with your cooperation, create a management plan to aid your recovery and treatment in a quick, effective, and safe manner. Apart from medical treatments, psychiatric services include counseling and procedures like electroconvulsive therapy.

This is what a psychiatrist can do for the patients:

  • Urgent care in case the patient suffers from a sudden mental illness.
  • Can help you manage a mental health condition that might have lingered on for long.
  • Can help the patient adjust better to the prevailing lifestyle changes.
  • Can plan a customized treatment for the patient based on the symptoms.

HELP BY YOUR SIDE, ALWAYS

A range of services is provided by the psychiatrist. From psychiatrist for depression to general mental wellness, the psychiatrist can offer help for: 

  • Complex mental disorders which cannot be diagnosed easily.
  •  Severe mental issues that happen all of a sudden.
  • Conditions that require psychiatric medication.

 

There are several reasons why psychiatric services might become essential. These include:

  • Major life changes or stress when adjusting becomes a problem.
  • Excessive anxiety or fear that affects daily chores.
  • Sadness and mood swings that persist and require a psychiatrist for depression.
  • Negative thoughts, lack of energy, and sleep problems.
  • Drug abuse and alcoholism.
  • Emotional outbursts, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, and suspiciousness.

… and many more. 

TREATMENT AND SUPPORT

The psychiatrist consultation includes a number of treatment options. A treatment plan can be made following a meeting with the consultant psychiatrist. Remember, the psychiatrist would only recommend treatments that are proven to be effective and safe. Apart from the medicinal options, the psychiatrist would suggest to you the methods to lead a happy life, eat healthily, and get better. 

Treatments can include:

  1. Brain stimulating therapy like ECT.
  2. TMS therapy for depression
  3. Treatment for anxiety and other mind-related disorders

PSYCHIATRISTS CAN PROVIDE TMS THERAPY

TMS is a groundbreaking treatment for depression that makes use of MRI technology to restore the limited neuronal activity of a depressed brain. This is an FDA-approved procedure and is covered by the insurance providers. This procedure is virtually free of side effects. The TMS procedure is very effective for patients who suffer from hard-to-treat depression and has shown positive results. Opt for psychiatric services at SCPC TMS and feel a remarkable difference.

December 1st, 2020