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When you are trying to cope with a chronic illness or living with bipolar disorder, anxiety problems, addictions, or a behavioral disorder, you may need to work with a psychiatry professional for treatment. Psychiatrists typically work as part of a team of counselors, psychotherapists, and psychologists and will create an effective treatment plan for illness or disorder. Their goal is to provide you with therapies and treatments that get to the root of the problem. Patients who need to see a psychiatrist typically cannot resort to self-help methods or get better on their own. A psychiatric evaluation can determine theextent of the problem and provide some valuable information about the patient’s state of mental health and options for treatment.Learn more about different psychiatry procedures and therapies using the resources below.Book a consultation with a psychiatrist listed on LocateADoc.com, in the find a doctor section above, so that you or a loved one can get the quality care you deserve.
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As Thanksgiving approaches, the time for gratitude becomes more present in our daily lives. Some are taking a 21-day gratitude challenge while others are sharing gratitude by posting online like Lisa Rosenthal, the Coordinator of Professional and Patient Communications at the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut.
Many patients who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder are prescribed various types of prescription medications and supplements to keep symptoms under control. However, many medications do have some unwanted side effects, and may not be the only solution for improving symptoms of bipolar disorder. Making some healthy lifestyle choices can help to manage bipolar symptoms and also improve overall quality of life. From eating the right foods to getting enough sleep, those diagnosed with bipolar disorder can enjoy a better life.
A signaling protein suspected of malfunctioning in anxiety and mood disorders plays a key role in the development of emotional behavior, report researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mice lacking it in frontal brain circuits during an early critical period fail to develop normal reactions in anxiety-producing situations.
Many women are getting breast implants to help boost their self esteem, but research shows that some may be doing it to mask an even bigger psychological problem that could lead to suicide.
Abnormal brain cell activity can lead to a seizure and affect various parts of the body. When someone is displaying signs of a seizure, they may have a disorder called epilepsy. Approximately one in 100 people in the United States experience an unprovoked seizure in their lifetime, according to the Mayo Clinic, and even though a single seizure does not mean the person has epilepsy, the individual may have mild to intense seizures and need treatment for their condition.
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