Southaven Psychiatry—Psychiatrists in Southaven, MS
Elise can’t explain how she’s feeling—at least not to anyone who doesn’t have a kid, “they wouldn’t understand,” she says. She does describe what she’s experiencing to her best friend (and fellow mom), though. “I can’t let my sweet little Emma out of my sight,” she explains. “When I walk away even just for a second, I think the worst.”
Elise goes on to detail symptoms of postpartum anxiety, which include:
- Feeling overly anxious about the health and wellbeing of her newborn
- Hypervigilance or increased alertness
- Feelings of dread
- Significant changes in sleeping and/or eating patterns
- Hot flashes and dizziness
- Nausea and fatigue
Elise doesn’t recognize her illness for what it is. She thinks that it’s normal to feel this way after having a newborn. But her best friend explains that her anxiety and worry are excessive compared to what’s normal. And together, they schedule an appointment for Elise to talk to a psychiatrist about what she’s experiencing and receive a diagnosis as well as treatment.
Psychiatrists meet this need for many different people all around the world. They can help one understand what condition lies underneath their unhealthy or abnormal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These conditions can range from postpartum anxiety to major depression and substance abuse.
If you are experiencing abnormal changes that might be warning signs of a mental illness, consider talking to a psychiatrist. These professionals are equipped to help, due to their many years of schooling, training, and time in residency. They’ve seen many different mental illnesses up close, and they are capable of diagnosing and treating them.
To schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist right now, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Southaven, MS. Our team of psychiatrists helps people in a virtual environment. You can look forward to talking to a Thriveworks psychiatrist over the phone or video. To schedule your psychiatry session just call (317) 204-4812.
Psychiatrists: What Do They Do? How Can They Help Me?
Many people have a false idea of what psychiatrists do. In fact, many people have no idea at all what psychiatrists do but they feel intimidated or scared by them because of their portrayal on TV and in movies.
In reality, psychiatrists are medical doctors who dedicate their lives to helping people just like you. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, including:
- Depression: There are many different types of depression including major depression, minor depression, and postpartum depression. Psychiatrists can help with other emotional disorders, too.
- Anxiety: Like depression, there are many different types of anxiety including generalized anxiety disorder, postpartum anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance abuse and addiction: People can be addicted to many different substances and behaviors, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, and shopping.
- Eating disorders: There are different eating disorders, too, the most common being anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Psychiatrists study these disorders (and others; there are a whopping 200+) and then work with people who suffer with these disorders during their time in residency. Once they have received their medical degree and completed their residency, they go on to work at different medical centers including hospitals, private practices, college medical centers, and rehab programs.
Psychiatrists can help many people, including you if you are suffering mentally or emotionally. You might not recognize your feelings or behaviors as symptoms of a mental illness, but a psychiatrist can assess your situation and make an informed diagnosis if there is a mental health condition present.
Often, treatment for mental health conditions as well as preventative measures include therapy and/or medication. Therapy can help one get to the bottom of why they feel the way that they do and how they can better manage their condition. Medication, on the other hand, works to improve one’s symptoms and make day to day functioning more comfortable.
Schedule Psychiatry at Thriveworks in Southaven, MS
The psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Southaven, MS can see you now. To schedule a telepsychiatry session, just call (317) 204-4812. You can choose to meet with your psychiatrist over the phone or over video. Either way, our psychiatrists look forward to it.
Psychiatric care has proven to help many people live better. Put your life first—if you’re struggling mentally or emotionally, reach out for help.