Hattiesburg Psychiatry—Mental Health Care in Hattiesburg, MS

Hattiesburg Psychiatry—Mental Health Care in Hattiesburg, MS

Sonnie doesn’t understand why her siblings and friends don’t get it. She chalks it up to them not being parents. So, she decides to call her mom to vent about how she’s been feeling. “It’s crazy, I’m so possessive of Emmie,” she explains to her mom. “I don’t even trust Frank (her husband) to take proper care of her.” 

Concerned, Sonnie’s mom asks for more details. Sonnie continues to explain symptoms of postpartum anxiety:

  • Feeling worried about her baby’s wellbeing and safety 24/7
  • Lack of trust in others to care for her baby
  • Apprehension and fear anytime someone holds her baby
  • Little to no sleep and a decreased appetite
  • Dizzy spells and hot flashes
  • Fatigue and exhaustion

Sonnie doesn’t realize that she is experiencing symptoms of postpartum anxiety but her mother does. In fact, her mother suffered with postpartum anxiety herself after giving birth to Sonnie. She encourages Sonnie to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist for an official diagnosis and proper treatment.

Psychiatrists help people like Sonnie every single day. They help their clients understand what is causing their strange behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Most importantly, they can help their clients manage these unhealthy changes and improve their conditions through psychiatric treatment.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or strange behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, consider talking to a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are prepared to help you, thanks to their expert knowledge, skills, and training in the realm of psychiatry, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. 

To begin working with a psychiatrist in or near Hattiesburg, MS, just call Thriveworks Counseling. Our online psychiatrists would be more than happy to meet with you over video or phone call, as soon as today or tomorrow! To begin this convenient form of psychiatric care, call (317) 204-4812

What Do Psychiatrists Do? How Are They Equipped to Help?

Many people don’t properly understand what psychiatrists do. In fact, the only understanding they have of these professionals comes from their depiction in movies and television shows (which almost always get it wrong). 

Psychiatrists are mental health professionals and medical doctors who specialize in psychiatry. And psychiatry is simply a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. For example:

  • Mood disorders: Psychiatrists are able to successfully diagnose and treat mood disorders, like major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. 
  • Anxiety disorders: They can also help offer diagnosis and treatment for anxiety disorders, which include generalized anxiety disorder, postpartum anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • Eating disorders: Psychiatrists are also able to help people with eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia. As with other disorders, they understand the symptoms and can accurately diagnose and treat them. 
  • Other disorders, like substance abuse and addiction, schizophrenia, and personality disorders.

Psychiatrists learn everything there is to know about these mental and emotional disorders during their time in school and residency. Then, they go on to join different medical teams including those at hospitals, university medical centers, private practices, and rehabs.

These professionals are qualified to help a diverse clientele. For example, if you are suffering from a mental or emotional challenge and think you might have a mental illness, they are qualified to provide you with the right help. Even if you aren’t sure if your problem is “serious enough,” talking to a psychiatrist is a good idea. 

If you receive treatment from a psychiatrist, you’ll likely participate in psychotherapy or be prescribed medication. Both of these are effective treatment methods for mental health conditions. 

Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Hattiesburg, MS

Thriveworks Counseling in Hattiesburg, MS would be happy to connect you with one of our online psychiatrists. To schedule your first psychiatry session, just call (317) 204-4812. A member of our scheduling team will get you all set up for your first telephone or video appointment. 

Both telephone and video sessions are effective options for receiving psychiatric care. In fact, they can prove even more valuable, due to their convenience. Get started with a Thriveworks Psychiatrist today.