Amelia isn’t her normal self. She attributes the changes to the birth of her newborn baby, but her actions and her thoughts aren’t exactly healthy. First, she never lets her baby leave her sight; she doesn’t even trust her own husband to hold the baby without her supervision.
She also has trouble sleeping at night. She’s made a permanent bed on the floor next to her baby’s crib, insisting on being as close as possible. She worries that her baby will stop breathing in the middle of the night or roll over and hurt herself.
On top of that, Amelia is already planning on how she’ll keep her child safe when she gets older. She looks into every technology out there that allows parents to monitor their children’s devices and location. She is determined to keep her baby safe, now and always.
Amelia’s family decides to hold an intervention. They cautiously and kindly bring up their concerns, suggesting that she might have a problem that needs to be addressed. After a few days of considering what they had to say, she agrees to talk to a psychiatrist.
Her psychiatrist diagnoses Amelia with postpartum anxiety. At first, she resists the idea. But it all begins to make sense. After starting treatment, in the form of psychotherapy and medication, Amelia is able to see that the thoughts that have been overwhelming her are characteristic of her postpartum anxiety. And they’ve been causing her obsessive behaviors.
If you’ve ever experienced symptoms of an anxiety disorder, like Amelia, you can benefit from talking to a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist can offer new insight into the challenges before you. They can diagnose your mental illness and also offer an effective treatment plan for managing your illness and alleviating your symptoms. This treatment plan might include:
- Psychiatric medication
- A combination of the above
Consider scheduling an appointment with an online psychiatrist at Thriveworks Counseling in Harrisonburg, VA. We pride ourselves on being the best of the best. And we are confident that our online psychiatrists will be able to help you and make a difference in your life.
What Does Psychiatric Treatment Involve?
Psychiatric treatment can look different from one client to the next. This depends mostly on the individual’s presentation of symptoms, but can also depend on their history of other conditions and how they were able to manage those. A psychiatrist might also take into account the cause of one’s condition, if it is identifiable.
Often, a combination of multiple treatment methods can prove the most helpful. Here’s a little more insight into how a psychiatrist makes this determination:
- Psychotherapy is an effective treatment measure that many clients at Thriveworks enjoy and find value in. It can help one address their triggers and any potential causes of their mental illness.
- Psychiatric medication is another effective option that relieves one’s symptoms. If someone is struggling to function on a normal basis due to their symptoms, a prescription medication might be a good option.
- Often, a combination of these two is recommended. Together, they can help one manage or recover from their condition and go on to live a happier, healthier life again.
Your psychiatrist will make their recommendation after getting to know you. Regardless of which treatment they recommend or prescribe, they will make sure that you understand exactly what it entails. They can explain how therapy and medication work. They can also start conducting either form of treatment.
Schedule a Psychiatry Appointment at Thriveworks in Harrisonburg, VA
Psychiatry is a field of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists devote their lives to learning all there is to know in this field and then put this knowledge to work for their clients.
If you are interested in scheduling a psychiatry appointment, consider doing so at Thriveworks in Harrisonburg, VA. Our psychiatrists are compassionate experts who can help you as soon as today.
These professionals can conduct the majority of your appointments online. Get started with this convenient service now. Just call our office to schedule your session.