Coping with mental health issues can be difficult, but you don't have to handle these problems on your own. Dr. David Flume your Houston, TX, psychiatrist at Flume Psychiatry, explains how psychiatry can help you.
Getting to the root of the problem
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who receive specialized training in diagnosing and treating mental health and emotional problems. They understand how medical problems can contribute to emotional issues and use their medical background to determine if your illness or condition has a physical cause. They also provide a range of therapies designed to help you cope with challenging situations and problems.
It's difficult to solve a mental health or emotional problem if you don't understand the cause. A psychiatric evaluation provides valuable information that helps your doctor diagnose your emotional problem or mental disorder. The evaluation usually includes interviews, observations, mental status and other tests, questions about substance abuse, review of the medications you take regularly and an examination of your medical, academic and job histories. After determining a diagnosis, your psychiatrist may recommend one or more therapies that will help you live a more fulfilling life, including:
Are you concerned about a mental health issue? Find out how psychiatry can help you by calling Dr. David Flume your Houston, TX, psychiatrist at Flume Psychiatry, at (512) 329-5575.