Clarksville Psychiatry—Psychiatrists in Clarksville, TN
Shontel doesn’t understand why she feels like this. She’s unhappy with her life and uninterested in what used to be her favorite pastimes. For example, she used to take a bubble bath every night to destress from work. Lately, this is the last thing that she wants to do. Some days she doesn’t even go to work but when she does, she climbs under the covers immediately upon getting home.
Shontel’s family members are worried about her. But they don’t understand what’s going on with her either. None of her parents, siblings, or other immediate family members have experienced anything like it before.
Can you relate to Shontel? Are you experiencing changes in thoughts, emotions, or behaviors that you don’t understand? If so, don’t worry. Mental illness is difficult for many to understand and identify, especially when they don’t have a past history with it. Fortunately, there are people who dedicate their lives to studying and understanding these problems so that they can help others who suffer with them.
Psychiatrists, or medical doctors who specialize in psychiatry, are experts on diagnosing, preventing, and treating mental illness. Therefore, if you are experiencing abnormal feelings, thoughts, or behaviors, consider talking to a psychiatrist. These changes may be characteristic of a mental disorder or another disturbance that needs to be addressed.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist, Thriveworks Counseling in Clarksville, TN, is here to help. You can talk to a Thriveworks psychiatrist online over the phone or video. And you can set up your first telehealth session now by calling (615) 564-7173. Our scheduling team is standing by to assist.
Psychiatrists: Understanding and Managing Mental Disorders
The development of a mental illness is not a rare occurrence. In fact, it is a leading cause of disability in the US and worldwide, which means it’s probably way more common than you realize. However, though common, many people do not realize that what they are experiencing is the development of a mental illness. And even when we do recognize that we have a problem, we tell ourselves that we’ll heal on our own.
In reality, when we fail to address these issues properly, they typically worsen. Healing and managing these mental challenges often takes the help of a mental health professional. With their assistance and support, we can better understand our problem(s) and manage our symptoms.
If you are exhibiting abnormal changes in your thoughts, feelings or behaviors that cause concern, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a mental health professional. Here are a few common signs of mental disorders to watch out for and talk to a psychiatrist about:
- Excessive fear or worry
- Feelings of despair or deep sadness
- Confusion or difficulty concentrating
- Strong feelings of anger or hostility
- Isolation and loneliness
- Delusions and hallucinations
- Misuse or overuse of substances
- Irritability or changes in mood
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
- Sleep disturbances like insomnia
If these are present in your life, monitor your symptoms closely and talk to a psychiatrist about them. These professionals can offer assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, which will help you understand what you’re experiencing and get it under control before it worsens.
Psychotherapy and Medication Management
Unlike other mental health professionals, psychiatrists are able to prescribe medication to their clients. They can also offer other forms of treatment, like psychotherapy. Most often, medication and psychotherapy are effective options for people with mental illness and other problems that affect their mental health, such as:
- Depressive disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse problems
- Trauma and PTSD
- Obsessive thoughts and behaviors
- Grief, loss, and bereavement
Medication is used to improve one’s harmful symptoms while psychotherapy helps one manage and recover from their disturbance.
Psychiatrists take a close look at their client’s unique experiences before they prescribe any given treatment. If you choose to work with one, they will be sure to understand you and what you’re going through. Then, and only then, will they design a personalized treatment plan for you.
Schedule Telepsychiatry at Thriveworks in Clarksville, TN
If you think you might have a mental health problem that needs to be addressed with a professional, reach out to Thriveworks. We connect our clients with skilled and compassionate mental health providers who can help.
Our psychiatrists provide their care in telehealth sessions. If you schedule a session with one of these professionals, you can choose between video and phone sessions. To get started, just call (615) 564-7173.