All people want a life that’s abundant and productive. When someone is suffering from mental health disorders and wishes to manage their symptoms and improve their daily function, the help of a psychiatrist is indispensable. Taking into account the unique situation presented by every patient, a psychiatrist can design a bespoke treatment plan incorporating various treatment options. It’s been proven that the most effective path to recovery is a targeted approach to treatment.
What Health Services are Provided by a Psychiatrist?
One thing to remember is that, as a medical doctor, a psychiatrist can provide services a licensed psychotherapist cannot. That includes the prescription of antidepressants and other medications for treatment, including mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety medications, and antipsychotics. Psychiatrists can also provide psychotherapy and, for another facet of treatment, can refer to a psychotherapist. Lastly, individual and group psychotherapy (referred to as talk therapy) is also available via your Orange County psychiatrist.