Meet With a Licensed Psychiatrist in Hattiesburg, MS
If you’re struggling with a mental health issue, you may already know that it can be difficult to manage your symptoms on your own. Symptoms of mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, certain phobias, and others can interfere with your ability to perform basic tasks or lead a normal, healthy life.
You probably rely on a doctor or primary care physician to care for you when you’re sick, help you recover from an injury, and manage the necessary treatments or medications needed for underlying diseases or health problems. You may even do your best to ward off future health issues with preventative care like a healthy diet, exercise, and healthy sleep habits.
A board-certified psychiatrist can help you manage your mental health in a very similar way. Psychiatrists can diagnose, treat, and help you manage a wide variety of mental health disorders on a sliding scale from mild to severe. They can give you the tools to cope with troubling thoughts, emotions, and physical symptoms so you can keep yourself feeling well now and in the future.
Taking care of your mental health doesn’t have to be a struggle, and you don’t have to go it alone. Thriveworks in Hattiesburg, MS will connect you with a psychiatrist who can help you manage your mental health and keep it from interfering with your life. Reach out to us today to schedule your first remote appointment.
What Mental Health Issues Do Psychiatrists Treat?
Psychiatrists help people cope with mental illnesses, get through difficult life transitions, and generally manage the overall state of their mental health. While a psychiatrist is qualified to treat severe mental disorders, they can also help you cope with less serious issues or guide you through challenging life experiences.
Some common reasons people pursue therapy with a psychiatrist include:
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Anger and stress management
- Grief or loss of a loved one
- Major life changes or transitions
- Behavioral problems
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Perinatal anxiety or postpartum depression
- Specific phobias
If you are experiencing any of these issues, or need help getting to the bottom of another mental health problem, a board-certified psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Hattiesburg, MS may be able to help sooner than you think. We can often accommodate same-day and next-day appointments, even on weekends.
What To Expect From Psychiatric Treatment
A psychiatrist is a board-certified doctor with a medical degree and extensive training. Just like the physician who treats the rest of your body and ailments, your psychiatrist completed medical school and went through a rigorous certification process.
As a medical doctor, a psychiatrist can fully assess the physical and psychological manifestations of your mental health issues, ruling out any physical or medical causes for your symptoms. They are specially qualified to diagnose mental health concerns, create personalized treatment plans, and prescribe medications when necessary.
Psychiatric treatment plans are highly unique, tailored around your specific issues, concerns, symptoms, and preferences. Your treatment plan may include one or more forms of therapy and may change over time as your goals and symptoms change.
Forms of talk therapy such as psychoanalysis or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can help you understand and accept your diagnosis, and guide you through the ways to cope with it. Prescribed medications can help control the symptoms of mental illness, making it easier to overcome and manage those issues more efficiently. Preventative approaches such as meditation, breathing techniques, and other lifestyle adjustments may help keep your mental health issues at bay and prevent serious relapse.
To get started with a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Hattiesburg, MS, reach out to our friendly scheduling team or book your first remote appointment online.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Hattiesburg, MS
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as caring for yourself physically. Mental health issues can influence the way you think, feel, or behave, and have a direct effect on your relationships, performance at work or school, and your overall wellbeing. A board-certified psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Hattiesburg, MS can help you manage your mental health and prevent it from having negative or damaging effects on your life.
Thriveworks clients can also look forward to the following benefits:
- Online counseling opportunities
- Appointments on weekends and in the evenings
- Exclusive online video content
- Phone and email access to your provider between therapy sessions
- Counselor-moderated community discussion
- Text support via our Success Manager
When you are ready to regain control of your mental health and wellbeing, a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Hattiesburg, MS is here to guide you through the journey from beginning to end. You can thrive — we can help.