East Providence Psychiatry—Psychiatrists in East Providence, RI
Imagine yourself in 25 or 30 years. What do you think an older you will think of your younger self? You might look back and think, “I should have…” or “I wish I would have…”
Here at Thriveworks, clients have told us time and time again that they should have talked to a mental health professional years ago. They wish that they had reached out for help sooner. While you can’t change your past, you can change your life right now and set yourself up for a happier, more successful future.
If you are struggling with a mental health challenge, such as symptoms of a mental illness, consider talking to a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are specialists in mental health. They can diagnose your disorder or disturbance and provide treatment.
To schedule a psychiatry appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in East Providence, RI, just call (401) 424-9679. Thriveworks would be happy to partner with you on your mission to a happier, healthier you.
What Are Psychiatrists?
Psychiatrists are medical professionals with a specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. These professionals have medical degrees and specific training in the practice of psychiatry, which qualifies them to prescribe medication for mental disorder. This is the main difference between psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
Think about visits to your general physician. Over the years, they have probably conducted different tests to identify what your illness or problem is. Psychiatrists do this, too. They conduct different tests that evaluate your symptoms and help them make a diagnosis.
To provide you with the most comprehensive care, psychiatrists also often work with other mental health professionals like therapists and psychologists. It is important, though, to note that psychiatrists and psychologists are different. Unlike psychiatrists, psychologists are not medical doctors nor can they prescribe medication (with the exception of a few states).
Psychiatrists are able to determine whether a person’s symptoms are indicative of a mental illness or a result of a physical illness. Their knowledge of psychiatry, psychology, neurology, and general medicine allows them to do this.
Who Can Psychiatrists Help?
Psychiatrists can help many different people, as they can diagnose and treat different types of mental disorders. Here are some of the larger categories of these disorders:
- Mood disorders: Mood disorders include depression (major and minor), bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, and other depressive disorders.
- Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, specific phobias, and social anxiety.
- Personality disorders: Personality disorders include borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and paranoid personality disorder (PPD).
- Psychotic disorders: Psychotic disorders include schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and schizoaffective disorder.
- Eating disorders: Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
Psychiatrists are able to help those with the above as well as other mental disorders. They will consider both psychological, environmental, and social components of one’s condition. This will allow them to offer the best care possible.
If you receive treatment from a psychiatrist, you’ll likely receive treatment in the form of medication or psychotherapy. Most often, a combination of both methods will be used.
Schedule a Psychiatry Session at Thriveworks in East Providence, RI
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Psychiatrists can help many different people. If you think that you are one of those people, consider scheduling an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in East Providence, RI. We can set you up with a psychiatrist right away.
Better yet, we can get you scheduled with an online psychiatrist. Online psychiatrists help their clients in tele-health sessions. You can choose to talk to them over the phone or video. In addition to our online services, you can look forward to the following benefits at Thriveworks:
- Many different appointment options, including in the evenings and on weekends
- Flexible cancellations with just 23.5-hour notice
- Phone and email access to your provider between sessions
- Exclusive video content and e-books
- Exceptional scheduling support 7 days a week
To get started with an online psychiatrist and begin experiencing these benefits, call Thriveworks in East Providence RI at (401) 424-9679. You can schedule an appointment with any Thriveworks psychiatrist in the state of Rhode Island due to telehealth sessions.