Feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed can be normal reactions to the stresses of everyday life. But if you have been experiencing those feelings over a long period of time, and if your emotions are getting in the way of your ability to function and to enjoy life, it may be time to seek help from a psychiatrist.
Psychiatrists like those at the office of Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center are medical doctors qualified to assess both the mental and physical sides of psychological troubles. Because they are licensed physicians, they not only engage in “talk therapy” with their patients, but can also request a range of medical and psychological tests in order to provide a complete assessment of each patients’ physical and mental health. The diagnosis and treatment plan our psychiatrists develop for each patient takes into account the relationship between emotional and physical illnesses, as well as genetics and family history.
Why choose to see a psychiatrist? There are many reasons, from sudden panic attacks, harmful thoughts, visual or auditory hallucinations; to long-term feelings that just don’t seem to lift, such as anxiety, hopelessness and depression. Our specially trained professionals apply a variety of treatments including various forms of psychotherapy and medications, depending on each patient’s needs.
Psychotherapy sessions, which can be done individually, for couples, families, or in group settings, seek to stop or control the patient’s symptoms and help them to function and feel better. Some psychotherapies focus on changing thought patterns; some are centered on solving a specific problem; others examine how past experiences may be affecting present behavior.
At the offices of Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center, our patients are treated in a private, comfortable setting that allows them to feel safe and cared for. Whatever emotional difficulty you may be going through, don’t face it alone. Contact us today to arrange an appointment.