Your best friend wants to know what’s wrong. Lately, you seem distant and down. You’re not responding to calls or messages, you’ve missed a few days of work, and the weekend kickball crew has really missed your iron toe.
Mental health issues are tough to live with. Poor mental health can negatively impact your performance at work or school, damage your relationships, or make it hard to perform basic tasks. Living with a mental health condition can make you feel bad about yourself and perpetuate emotions like hopelessness, sadness, or confusion.
The good news is, you don’t have to endure the burden of mental health issues by yourself. When friends or family don’t seem to understand what you’re going through, you can count on a psychiatrist to be on your side and pull you from the trenches. Psychiatrists specialize in managing the psychological and physical manifestations of mental illnesses. They can help you manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.
If you are struggling with a mental illness, or with intense feelings or thoughts you don’t understand, a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Bend, OR can help.
What Disorders Do Psychiatrists Treat? Can They Help Me?
You don’t have to be suffering from severe mental illness to seek psychiatric care or therapy. Psychiatrists help people manage common problems ranging from mild to severe, from acute to chronic.
As a medical doctor, a psychiatrist can provide insight into what could be causing your mental health issues and can also help rule out any underlying issues that may be contributing to your symptoms. Many illnesses can present the same or similar symptoms, so working with a trained specialist who can spot the differences can be crucial.
Common disorders and mental health issues treated by psychiatrists include:
- Child behavioral disorders
- ADD and ADHD
- Learn disabilities
- Eating disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Depression disorders
- Emotional disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Panic disorder
- Substance abuse or addiction
If you’re ready to prioritize your mental health, consider working with a licensed psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Bend, OR. You can take the first step toward healing by scheduling your first online appointment today. We offer appointments seven days a week so when you’re ready, we are too.
What Can I Expect From Psychiatric Treatment?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is trained to diagnose and treat a vast array of health conditions, and is especially qualified to care for people with psychological problems or those struggling with a mental illness. Psychiatrists can provide comprehensive care, helping you to manage both the physical and mental symptoms of your condition.
When you decide to pursue treatment with a psychiatrist, you can expect them to approach your illness from a medical, holistic standpoint. A psychiatrist will take many factors into account when beginning treatment, including your biology, environment, emotional state, and past experiences. They will rule out alternative causes for your issues and will aim to reach a diagnosis that explains your symptoms.
Once a diagnosis is reached, your psychiatrist will develop a treatment plan that is unique to you and your experience. Your treatment plan will likely include techniques to manage your symptoms, address your concerns, and ultimately tackle the core cause of your mental health issues. Methods recommended by your board-certified psychiatrist will likely include one or many forms of talk therapy. They may also prescribe medications that work symbiotically with therapy as well as lifestyle changes and self-care recommendations.
Psychiatric treatment is a highly personal experience. The frequency and duration of therapy sessions will vary based on your needs, past experiences with therapy, and your response to treatment.
When you are ready to tackle the mental health issues that are holding you back from living your best life, you don’t have to wait. Board-certified psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Bend, OR are ready to help you.
Schedule an Online Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Bend, OR
If you feel like poor mental health is getting the best of you, a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Bend, OR can help you regain control of your life. The symptoms of your psychological problems do not have to define you, nor do they have to control the way you live your life, either.
Schedule an online therapy session with a Thriveworks psychiatrist today and you’ll also get instant access to our membership benefits, including:
- Early morning, evening, and weekend appointments
- Phone or email access to providers between appointments
- Ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A
- Providers who accept many insurance plans
- Exclusive video content to help supplement your appointments
Book online or call our friendly scheduling team today to connect with a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Bend, OR so you can start becoming you again.