Tyler has always struggled with staying focused. When he was in school, sitting in lectures was virtually impossible. Now that he’s working full time, it hasn’t gotten any better. While working his desk job, he finds himself zoned out, fidgeting with things around him, and jumping from one uncompleted task to the next.
His performance is being affected by his thoughts and he’s worried about getting reprimanded by his boss. He talked to a coworker about what’s going on and they advised him to seek out the help of a mental health professional. Tyler agreed and soon realized that he has diagnosable ADHD. Now he’s getting the help and support he needs to thrive.
There are millions of adults around the world that struggle with mental health disorders like Tyler. Unfortunately, many of them don’t seek the treatment they need to overcome their challenges and hardships. In Tyler’s case, he was close to falling behind at work and was nervous his boss would start to catch on.
It’s essential to get the help you need when you’re dealing with mental illnesses and challenges. Luckily, working with a medical professional, like a psychiatrist, can prove to be a smart and beneficial decision. At Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, TX, our psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are board certified and ready to provide you with exceptional care.
If you are struggling with a specific mood disorder or just need extra guidance in finding your self-worth, a Thriveworks psychiatrist can be the answer you’ve been searching for. To work with one of our mental health professionals, book online, or call our office.
What Do Psychiatrists Do? Can They Help Me?
You might be wondering what psychiatrists can do for you. Psychiatrists are mental health professionals and medical doctors who have medical training in psychiatry, or the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Oftentimes, these mental health problems stem from mood disorders, unusual behaviors, and more.
A board certified psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Dallas is trained to treat mental disorders such as:
- Depressive disorders, like major depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and minor depression
- Borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders
- Anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder
- Substance abuse disorder and addiction
- Learning disabilities, like the autism spectrum disorder
- Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia
Some psychiatrists also receive further training in more focused areas of psychiatry, including addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. These professionals often use medication to help their clients but can also utilize psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, psychological tests, and other mental health services.
Can Psychiatric Medication Help Me?
Some people may feel nervous or hesitant when the topic of psychiatric medication is discussed. Sometimes it’s assumed that only the most severe cases could benefit from a prescription. However, that’s not the case. Both mild and severe symptoms can be improved with medication.
If you and your psychiatrist decide that you are a good fit for a mood stabilizer, antidepressant, or other psychiatric medication, you will begin medication management. Medication management ensures that you take the correct dosage, take your medicines at the right time of day, and with or without food.
Before starting anything new, be sure to disclose any necessary medical history, allergies, and current medication you might be on. Should you have any questions or think you might need to switch your prescription, reach out to your provider and they’ll guide you through the next steps to take.
Work With a Psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Dallas, TX
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 Dallas 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
- Text support via our success navigator
- Convenient online counseling options (video chat and telephone)
When you’re ready, visit our booking portal or call our office. We look forward to hearing from you.