Baton Rouge Psychiatry—Mental Health Care in Baton Rouge, LA
As humans, we experience a vast amount of emotions, both good and bad. We feel happy, excited, fulfilled, thankful, inspired, and hopeful. But we also feel sad, angry, disappointed, scared, and hopeless.
It can help to remember that we wouldn’t appreciate the good without the bad. But sometimes, that isn’t enough to properly manage the difficult emotions when we experience them. Fortunately, psychiatrists can help us properly manage these difficult emotions and help with other challenges in life, too.
Psychiatrists are medical professionals who specialize in the field of psychiatry. Psychiatry focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disturbances. At Thriveworks Counseling in Baton Rouge, LA, our psychiatrists utilize their expert skills as well as their compassion to best help their clients.
If you’d like to work with a Thriveworks psychiatrist in Baton Rouge, LA or the surrounding area, call (225) 716-9319. We have online psychiatrists on our team who are qualified and able to help anyone in the state of Louisiana. These professionals meet with individuals in telehealth sessions, either over video chat or phone call based on the client’s preference.
What Conditions Can Psychiatrists Diagnose and Treat?
Psychiatrists are able to diagnose and treat mental health conditions. These are disorders that affect one’s thinking, behavior, and/or mood. For example, here are some of the most common:
- Depression: Despair, hopelessness, lack of interest in life
- Anxiety: Excessive or out of control thinking
- Eating disorders: Unhealthy eating patterns and skewed body image
- Bipolar disorder: Extreme shifts in mood, from manic to depressed
- Substance abuse: Overuse or misuse of alcohol or another drug
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): trauma-induced distress
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): Unreasonable thoughts that cause compulsive behaviors
These conditions can be caused or impacted by different factors: biological, psychological, and social. For example, there are certain people who have a family history of depression; these individuals are more likely to get depressed than others who are not genetically predisposed. Additionally, some people are more likely to develop a mental health condition if they are in an unhealthy or ill-fated situation, such as an abuse relationship.
If you do begin to develop symptoms of a mental illness, such as those above, you should talk to a psychiatrist. They will consider all of the biological, psychological, and social factors to best understand how they can help you. Once they understand and identify your problem(s), they can offer an effective treatment plan.
What Kind of Treatment Can Psychiatrists Provide?
Psychiatrists can provide many different kinds of treatment. However, the most common forms of treatment (and the most effective) are medication and therapy.
Most mental health professionals cannot prescribe medication, but psychiatrists are qualified to do so, which proves to be an important piece of treatment for many of their clients. This can help alleviate one’s symptoms. For example, an individual with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) may benefit from taking an anti-anxiety medication that settles his out of control thinking.
Psychiatrists can also provide their clients with treatment in the form of therapy. They may also recommend another mental health professional, like a psychologist or counselor, to the individual who can lead therapy instead. Either way, therapy helps one gain control over their condition and improve their overall mental wellbeing.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Baton Rouge, LA
In summary, psychiatrists are experts in mental health and they can help people all over the world—people just like you. If you are looking for mental health help in Baton Rouge, LA, Thriveworks Counseling can connect you with an online psychiatrist now.
That’s right, we have online psychiatrists on our team who can help anyone in the state of Louisiana. You don’t have to live close to the office because these services are performed from a distance in telehealth sessions.
To schedule your first telehealth session with one of our psychiatrists, just call (225) 716-9319.