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.
In psychiatry, resolving self-limitation and other challenging aspects of a mental health condition is the goal of the doctor-patient relationship. Less challenging aspects are managed on an ongoing basis, as well as any remaining symptoms. A variety of treatments can be involved in care. They include weekly therapy sessions and compliance with scheduled medication. In cases of depression and anxiety, adjunctive therapies like TMS can also be included, as well as EDMR for trauma-related symptoms. In combination, patients experience a renewed sense of self, well-being, and serenity.