When you see someone using a brace for walking support or their arm is bandaged up in an arm sling, you can safely assume that the person is recovering from an injury. However, mental or emotional illnesses aren’t as evident.
Many people you walk past every day can look physically healthy, but are internally struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental or emotional disorders.
Maybe you’re the one who might be suffering from a mental or emotional situation.
Mental health is equally as important as physical health, so having a sound relationship with a psychiatrist is just as wise as having a primary care physician.
Here are three benefits of visiting a psychiatrist who specializes in treating psychiatric disorders.
- Talking through your emotions: Having a caring, non-judgmental ear is valuable when it comes to suffering from a mental disorder. A psychiatrist won’t just listen to your stream of consciousness, but can help you breakdown your thoughts and behaviors to find solutions to change your damaging habits into growth.
- A psychiatrist is medically trained: While you may have friends who are supportive and can provide a listening ear, they may not always be the best people to turn to for quality advice. A psychiatrist is trained to understand thoughts and behaviors. They are professionally and medically trained to understand the human psyche, and can provide you with a plan on how to better manage your mental disorder.
- They will follow through: Once you are diagnosed and suggested a form of treatment, you aren’t simply ushered out the door. A psychiatrist will take all of your concerns seriously, and follow up on how you’re responding to your management plan and medication.
At Synergy Immediate Care, our psychiatric program is here to help you get your mental health in check!
Some of the symptoms we diagnose and treat at our center include:
- Major depressive disorder (MDD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADD)
- Postpartum Depression (PPD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Substance Abuse
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
To make an appointment or if you would like more information about our psychiatry program, please call us at 703-942-5331.
Visit us today to get your health in check!