Bedford Psychiatry Services—Online Psychiatrists in Bedford, NH
For many of us, the condition of our physical health is easier to keep track of than the condition of our mental health. When we catch a cold or another sickness, we show outward symptoms like a runny nose, incessant sneezing, and chills or sweating. And when we suffer from a physical injury, this is made obvious by our wound, a bandage, or a cast.
Changes in our mental health, on the other hand, aren’t always so obvious. When we begin to develop a mental illness, many of our symptoms are internal like feelings of despair or anxiety, general discontent, and lack of motivation. This is true when we are otherwise disturbed, mentally or emotionally. We display these mental and emotional symptoms as well as other lowkey symptoms like withdrawal from others and changes in sleep.
The good news is that there are people who understand every important factor of our mental health: psychiatrists. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can assess and diagnose mental illnesses. Better yet, they can treat mental illnesses too using psychotherapy and medication. Their many years of schooling, training, and time in residency enables them to do so.
Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford, NH can set you up with an online psychiatrist right away. If you’re suffering mentally or you think that your mental health has taken a turn for the worst, you can likely benefit from psychiatry services. At Thriveworks, we offer these services in an online environment, via telephone or video sessions.
Common Mental Illnesses Like Depression and Anxiety
Fortunately, mental health is receiving greater awareness and understanding. Many people now recognize and understand what mental illnesses can look and feel like. Specifically, depression and anxiety, as these are two of the most widespread mental health conditions in the world.
If you need to brush up depression or anxiety symptoms, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:
- Depression: There are many variations of depression, which include major and minor depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and persistent depressive disorder (PDD). Common symptoms include feelings of despair, lack of interest, lack of motivation, irritability, changes in sleep and eating patterns, social isolation, and more.
- Anxiety: There are different forms of anxiety, too. Common anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), specific phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Symptoms include racing thoughts, a feeling of impending doom, and uncontrollable compulsions.
- Other disorders: There are, of course, many other mental illnesses out there as well. For example, substance use disorder and other forms of addiction, eating disorders like anorexia and binge-eating disorder, and personality disorders like borderline personality disorder.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or other red flags of a declining mental health, consider scheduling a consultation with a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are fully equipped to assess your mental state, make a diagnosis, and most importantly provide you with treatment.
Mental Health Treatment: Psychotherapy and Medication
There are two main forms of treatment that can help people heal from or manage their mental illness. These are psychotherapy and medication. The former is often a longer form of treatment (though it can be short-term, too, depending on one’s problem). In therapy, the individual talks to their psychiatrist or therapist about what they are experiencing: any harmful symptoms, thoughts, or feelings. They work with their provider to understand where their problems are rooted and how to work through them.
Medication is typically a shorter form of treatment. While medicine cannot cure you of a mental illness, it can help to improve your symptoms. Often, a psychiatrist will prescribe medication and therapy. And many times, the individual can go off of their medication after completing their healing work in therapy.
Schedule Psychiatry at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH
Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford, NH is proud to have online psychiatrists on our team who can assess, diagnose, and treat your mental health condition. Remember, millions of people all around the world struggle with mental illness daily. There is nothing to be ashamed of.
To schedule your appointment, just call our Bedford office. We’ll get you set up for your first telephone or video psychiatry session right away!