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What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is an area of medicine that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions in the body that affect an adult or child's mental and emotional well-being. Mental health conditions affect people of all ages. However, most people first experience signs and symptoms of a mental health problem when they’re adults. 

Strategies for Success is a full-service psychiatric clinic that provides services for all ages. It has a diverse group of providers to better serve the needs of the community. That includes psychiatry services in Spanish. 

The practice also offers telemedicine appointments for  psychiatry care. That allows you and your provider to schedule appointments at a time and place more convenient for you, including evening and weekend appointments. A provider may require you to come into the office at times, to obtain vitals or lab draws.  They often need this information to know which medication is best for you, or to know what dose to prescribe to you.  

Who benefits from Psychiatry?

Anyone struggling with mental health symptoms or a mental health condition benefits from adult psychiatry, where non-medication interventions were enough.

Some of the conditions Strategies for Success cares for include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Substance abuse

  • Adjustment disorder

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The practice also provides adult psychiatry services for those struggling with impulsivity, aggression, and other feelings that interfere with their ability to manage daily life.

You may also benefit from adult psychiatry services at Strategies for Success if you’re struggling with problems at work or home or you’re having a hard time making important life decisions.

What can I expect during a Child or Adult psychiatry consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive exam when you visit Strategies for Success for a psychiatry consultation. During the initial visit, your provider asks detailed questions about your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, as well as your symptoms and concerns.

They may conduct a physical exam or perform testing to better understand the underlying cause of your symptoms. Testing also helps your psychiatrist determine the right diagnosis so they can develop the most effective treatment plan. 

Your provider may request you complete lab work prior to your initial visit so they can fully assess your health and rule out any underlying medical conditions that might explain your symptoms. 

Strategies for Success also uses advanced lab testing, evaluating your DNA to look for environmental or physiological factors that might explain your symptoms and to help find the right psychotropic medication that fits your DNA type. 

After the consultation, your provider talks to you about your treatment needs, which may include psychotherapy, prescription medication, or both. 

Call Strategies for Success, or schedule your child psychiatry or adult psychiatry consultation online today.

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