Have you ever had racing thoughts, feelings of hopelessness, difficulty remembering things, and constant changes in your mood? If you answered yes to at least one of these things, you might be battling a mental health disorder. And you’re not alone.
Consider: Lilly has a group of friends who are supportive, loving, and kind. Lilly looks up to them in so many ways. Unfortunately, one of the ways that she idolizes her friends is by comparing her body to theirs. Lilly continually pokes and prods at her body when she looks in the mirror and is never satisfied with what she sees.
Lilly’s friends start to notice that she’s not eating as much as she usually does. Going out to dinner together is one of their favorite activities. Her friends encourage her to speak to a trusted professional. Thankfully, Lilly started to get the help she needed to manage her eating disorder.
Lilly is just one of the 28 million Americans who will battle an eating disorder in their lifetime. Luckily, compassionate psychiatrists can help those with eating disorders and many other mental health challenges cope with and manage their struggles.
At Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC, we offer well-rounded psychiatric care to our clients. We believe you should have access to the mental health services you need as soon as you need it. If you feel like you might benefit from working with one of our team members, consider reaching out. You can get started as soon as today.
Psychiatrists vs. Psychologists: The Difference
When you decide to take the next step and get the mental health help you need, you want to make sure you’re seeing someone who fits your needs. Often people can’t tell the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist. While they are very similar, there are some differences:
- Psychologists receive specialized training and education to provide clients with counseling services, such as psychotherapy, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Psychiatrists also receive specialized training and education but receive a medical degree instead. This allows them to diagnose, treat, and manage mental illnesses, often with psychiatric medication.
Both professionals offer comprehensive treatment plans and have your best interest in mind. They also understand the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that people experience. If you have a mental disorder or think you might, working with a psychiatrist is most likely the best fit for you and your needs.
Types of Mental Health Conditions Treated in Psychiatry
Maybe you’re like Lilly and have an eating disorder. Or perhaps you can’t focus at work and think you might have ADHD. The psychiatrists at Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh are trained and qualified to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of mental health conditions. Some of those include:
- Eating Disorder: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating
- Personality Disorders: Borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder
- Learning Disorders: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia
- Mood Disorders: Bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, minor depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder
- Anxiety Disorders: Generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder
This list does not encompass all of the areas that we can help you with. In some cases, you might not even know what you’re dealing with and need a professional’s guidance. Some signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for are:
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Thoughts of hurting other people or yourself
- Anxiety, worry, and fear
- Difficulty concentrating, paying attention, or remembering things
- Suicidal thoughts
- Experiencing hallucinations or delusions
- Obsessively thinking
- Difficulty adjusting after major life changes, stress, or loss
The use of psychological tests, psychotherapy, and medication management are just some of the ways that our psychiatrists could provide you treatment. If you are the right fit for medication, your psychiatrist will ensure you know exactly when you should take it, how much of it, and if you should eat food with your prescription or not.
Our team also offers treatment almost entirely online, so you can get the help you need from wherever you are: home, your office, or another private space. You can choose between telephone sessions or video sessions to work with your online psychiatrist.
Whatever option you choose, know that you’re in great hands.
Work With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC
You can get started with one of our psychiatrists as soon as today if you call to schedule your appointment right now. In addition to same- and next-day appointments, Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh can offer other benefits, like:
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Flexible cancellations
- Access to your provider between sessions as needed
- Exclusive access to videos and other helpful resources
- No waitlist
When you’re ready, visit our booking portal or call (919) 424-6045. We look forward to hearing from you.