Although most of us have heard of psychiatry, not everyone knows exactly what’s involved. People seek help from a psychiatrist for many reasons. Sometimes they can be going through a difficult life experience such as divorce or bereavement or they may have a mental illness such as PTSD or anxiety. There are numerous reasons a person might require psychiatric help, some of which might be short-term problems and others potentially more serious.
Psychiatric treatment for mental health conditions always follows a clinical diagnosis. Psychiatrists are also physicians and they are able to draw a complete picture of an individual’s physical and mental health. Their specific training allows them to understand the complex dance between emotional and physical illnesses and how they are affected by key factors such as family history and genetics. Psychiatrists are trained to provide very specific diagnoses after performing a full range of lab tests and discussing things with the patient.
The kind of treatments used by psychiatrists varies although generally includes different types of psychotherapy, pharmaceutical medications, and psychosocial interventions. Other treatments may also be used such as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT depending on the individual needs of the patient. Psychotherapy is the component of psychiatry we are most familiar with and involves discussion between therapist and patient.
There are different types of psychiatry and each therapist may offer a different approach. However, the principles are broadly the same for all therapists. Much of the effectiveness of psychiatry depends on the strength of the therapist-patient relationship which is, of course, an individual experience. Ultimately, the best types of treatment programs for people with mental illness are those that have been designed with the individual’s needs in mind.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental illness, CASA Recovery offers a wide range of therapies and treatments to help you. There is no one approach to treating mental illnesses as every individual varies so greatly. At CASA Recovery in Orange County, we personalize treatment plans to your unique requirements to give you the best chances of achieving long-term recovery. Contact CASA Recovery to find out more about how we can help you.
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