Warwick Psychiatry—Online Psychiatrists in Warwick, RI
Schmidt doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He can’t quiet his mind: His thoughts are racing and spiraling out of control. He’s always been able to slow his thoughts by writing in a journal or exercising. But they’ve reached a new level of severity. And he doesn’t know what to do about it.
Schmidt’s family asks what’s wrong with him. They don’t understand why he’s acting the way that he is either. What they do know is that Schmidt is struggling and he needs help figuring out what’s wrong so that he can fix it.
Schmidt suffers from anxiety, but he does not identify that as the problem. He’s never struggled with a mental illness before, and his family members haven’t either. Are you in a similar scenario? Are you experiencing changes in your thoughts or your emotions that concern you? Are you struggling to understand what is causing them and how you can manage them?
Hundreds of thousands of US adults struggle with a mental illness every year. And the majority of them don’t recognize that they have a diagnosable condition when they first present symptoms. The good news is that mental health professionals help them understand that they do have a problem and that it can be managed.
If you’re like Schmidt, in that you’re struggling with signs or symptoms of a mental disturbance, consider talking to a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists work hard to obtain the knowledge, skills, training, and experience it takes to offer their services. They specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions.
Thriveworks Counseling in Warwick, RI can get you scheduled with an online psychiatrist right now. These professionals offer telehealth sessions, which means optimal convenience, flexibility, and comfort. To talk to a member of our scheduling team, just call (401) 424-9679.
Should I Talk to a Psychiatrist?
While they might be good at hiding, mental health conditions are not uncommon. You likely have friends and family members who have struggled with symptoms of a mental illness, be it postpartum depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. 1 in 4 US adults do in any given year.
There is nothing to be ashamed of if you or someone you know develops a mental health condition. However, it is important that you monitor how you are feeling so that you know when to take the appropriate action. If we fail to recognize and address our mental health problems, they typically worsen. Fortunately, when we do recognize these problems, a mental health professional can help us manage them.
If you’re experiencing signs of a mental disorder or disturbance, Thriveworks suggests that you talk to a professional, be it your general physician or a mental health provider. We have psychiatrists for you to consider, who have expert skills and training in treating people with these problems.
The first step in getting help is recognizing that you need it. Look out for the following changes in mood, thinking, and behavior, as they serve as warning signs of mental illness:
- Feeling extremely down or unhappy
- Experiencing mood swings or irritability
- Feeling worried or fearful all the time
- Struggling to focus at school or work
- Experiencing significant change in eating habits
- Avoiding loved ones and social interactions
- Overusing alcohol or other substances
- Struggling with significantly low self-esteem
- Displaying signs of anger and aggression
- Having thoughts about suicide or self-harm
If you do recognize any of the above in your life, it might be time to consult a medical professional. Remember that psychiatrists, counselors, therapists, and other professionals can offer the treatment and care that you need to get better.
Treatment for Mental Illness and Disturbances
You might be wondering what will happen if you do get diagnosed with a mental illness. You can expect your psychiatrist to put together a treatment plan that is based on your distinguishable needs and goals. That said, most often, mental health treatment typically consists of therapy, medication, or both.
If you have a mental health condition like depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder, your psychiatrist might prescribe medication to help improve your symptoms. They will also likely recommend therapy which will help you work through the potential causes or triggers of your illness and heal.
Schedule Your Psychiatry Appointment Today at Thriveworks in Warwick, RI
If you’re concerned about changes in your mental or emotional health, please consider reaching out to a medical professional. Thriveworks Counseling has psychiatrists and other mental health professionals on staff who would love nothing more than to help.
To schedule an appointment with an online psychiatrist and begin meeting with your psychiatrist in telehealth sessions, just call (401) 424-9679.