West Valley City Psychiatry—Psychiatrists in Utah
As Dolly Parton explained it, “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” In other words, you can’t have the good without the bad. There are days where you’ll feel overwhelmed with happiness, excitement, and gratitude. But there are also days where you’ll feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or other mental challenges.
On the days where you feel overwhelmed with the bad, mental health professionals can help. Psychiatrists, for example, are medical doctors who have skills, training, and experience to help you. They are qualified to diagnose and treat mental disorders as well as other disturbances.
If you’d like to see how a psychiatrist might benefit you, Thriveworks in West Valley City, UT can help. Call (801) 921-5326 to schedule an appointment with an online psychiatrist or find out more about these services.
Who Can Benefit from Talking to a Psychiatrist?
Because psychiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, many people can benefit from working with them. There are 200+ mental disorders out there, not to mention other mental health challenges like conflicts with our family members, grief, and stress, which they can also help with.
If you are facing a mental health challenge like symptoms of depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition, the death of a loved one, or overwhelming stress at work, consider setting up a psychiatry appointment.
Here’s how this process might unfold if you were exhibiting symptoms of anxiety:
- Assessment: First, your psychiatrist will want to get to know you. They’ll want to hear about all of the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that you’ve been experiencing. Here are a few questions they might ask:
- How long have you been having these racing thoughts?
- Do you feel anxious or worried all of the time?
- Or are there specific events or circumstances that bring out these feelings?
They might also conduct additional psychological tests, outside of your self-report of symptoms.
- Diagnosis: After your psychiatrist assesses all of your symptoms and changes in feelings/behaviors, they will work to identify and diagnose your disorder. Here are a few common anxiety disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Social anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
They will explain this diagnosis in detail to you so that you can better understand what you’re experiencing and why. Often, this gives the individual validation and makes them feel better about their situation.
- Treatment: The next step is to create a plan for treatment that is specific to you, your experience, and your needs. Medication, like benzodiazepines, are effective in treating anxiety disorders as is therapy, like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Your treatment plan will likely include one or both of these treatments.
Throughout the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of your anxiety disorder, your psychiatrist will be there for you. They will pay close attention to your symptoms and how they improve over time. And if they need to adjust treatment to better help you, they will.
Psychiatrists can help with many other mental disorders, too. They can help people with emotional disorders as well as substance abuse, eating disorders, and others. If your psychological health is suffering, please consider talking to one of these professionals.
Schedule an Appointment with a Psychiatrist in West Valley City, UT
Diagnosing and treating mental health conditions is in a psychiatrist’s wheelhouse. They spend many dedicated years studying these illnesses so that they can provide their clients with the understanding and the treatment that they need to manage their problems and heal.
If you see the benefit in working with a psychiatrist and you’re looking for a psychiatrist in West Valley City, UT, or anywhere in the state of Utah, Thriveworks Counseling can help. We have online psychiatrists on our team who can help clients in telehealth sessions. You can choose to talk to your psychiatrist over video or telephone.
To schedule your appointment, call (801) 921-5326. Our scheduling team will be happy to assist you as needed.