Have you ever felt like you were falling behind your peers, not able to control your emotions, or been unable to concentrate? These are all potential signs that there might be an underlying mental disorder. For instance, you might have a learning disability, suffer from bipolar disorder, or have undiagnosed ADHD. Regardless of what problem you’re facing, one thing remains the same: mental health challenges are difficult to deal with on your own.
Take Roxanne, for example. After she gave birth to her first child, her relationship with her husband became rocky and almost ended. They constantly argued and were never on the same page. Roxanne’s family recommended that she talk to a professional and, as it turns out, she was battling postpartum depression.
Roxanne was able to quickly get the help she needed thanks to a strong support system. However, that’s not always the case for everyone. In some instances, people don’t seek the professional treatment they need until it’s been years of battling their mental illness.
If you have noticed a change in yourself or are ready to get answers to the problems you’ve been dealing with for some time now, consider working with Thriveworks Counseling in North Charleston, SC. Our psychiatrists are ready to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to get you back on your feet. They are board certified and specialize in a wide range of mental health conditions.
To schedule your first appointment at our office in North Charleston, visit our online booking portal or call (843) 261-5949.
What Is a Psychiatrist? What Do They Do?
A psychiatrist is a medical professional who is specialized in the field of psychiatry. These individuals have received extensive education and medical training on properly evaluating and treating a wide array of mental health conditions, including postpartum depression, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric mental health issues.
A psychiatrist will be able to help determine whether your symptoms are due to a medical cause or something else. Once a diagnosis has been made, a psychiatrist can recommend a medication that is designed to treat the biological factors associated with your diagnosis.
If taking psychiatric medication is the right course of treatment for you, your psychiatrist will ensure you have the correct dosage and know exactly what time of day to take it. When starting medication, be sure to disclose any allergies you may have, your past medical history, and any concerns you might have.
What Disorders Can Be Treated Through Psychiatry?
At Thriveworks Counseling in North Charleston, our team of psychiatrists is highly trained to treat a wide range of mental health disorders. Some of the more common areas you can expect them to treat include:
- Eating Disorders: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating
- Personality Disorders: Borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder
- 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
- Learning Disorders: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia
We understand that you might not even know what you’re battling. If you’re experiencing unusual symptoms or emotional unrest, our psychiatrists can assess you and provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Here are some signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for:
- Experiencing hallucinations or delusions
- Obsessively thinking
- Difficulty adjusting after major life changes, stress, or loss
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Thoughts of hurting other people or yourself
- Anxiety, worry, and fear
- Difficulty concentrating, paying attention, or remembering things
- Suicidal thoughts or actions of self-harm
To treat these symptoms and disorders, your psychiatrist may conduct both laboratory and psychological testing to help discern the cause of your symptoms and provide a professional assessment of your mental wellbeing.
Work With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in North Charleston, SC
Here at Thriveworks, we are dedicated to providing our clients with accessible, convenient psychiatric care. If you think you could benefit from talking with a psychiatrist about your symptoms or condition, consider working with us.
Our psychiatrists conduct the majority of your appointments online. In some instances, you may need to come into the office for a check-up, but otherwise, your psychiatrist can provide you with well-rounded treatment via telephone sessions or video sessions.
We have evening and weekend appointments, no waitlist, flexible cancellations, exclusive video content, and more. Our scheduling specialists are standing by and ready to help you find an online psychiatrist. When you’re ready, give our office a call.