What is Psychiatry?
For many individuals suffering from mental or emotional disorders, the word psychiatry can be intimidating and vague.
Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. In other words, psychiatric providers are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.
By seeking a medical care professional and getting the help you need, you can get back to living a healthy and happy way of life.
What Does a Psychiatric Provider Do?
A psychiatric provider assesses, diagnoses, and, prescribes for clients suffering from various emotional and mental disorders.
As a result, the psychiatric provider is able to order a wide range of laboratory and psychological tests. This gives patients a clearer insight into their disorder and allows them to be properly diagnosed to receive the treatment necessary to stabilize their mental condition.
Common Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric providers are fully trained to assist their patients in improving their quality of life through diagnosis, medication prescription, and psychological testing.
Working with a care team, a psychiatric provider will help you target the root of your issues (Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, or Alcohol Use Disorders). They will give you a thorough diagnosis as well as a medical solution for your problem.
Depending on your emotional or mental disorder, your psychiatric provider may run a number of different laboratory or psychological tests to help you reach a clear diagnosis and medical solution to help you cope with your disorder.