Dealing with a psychiatric disorder may be the hardest thing you can do, especially if you’re trying to face it alone. That is why an experienced psychiatrist is your best asset in tamping down and stifling the disorder for good, so you can regain control of your life.
The first step you can take is to acknowledge the issue and to start being aware of your triggers. Let’s talk about how you can begin to keep your psychiatric disorder under control, and where you can go in New York City or in Connecticut to see a psychiatrist who will be your partner in getting back to the life you love.
Be Aware of Your Psychiatric Disorder Symptoms
Most people who have some sort of psychiatric disorder don’t have a diagnosis for the condition, so they cannot get proper medical treatment and medication if necessary. If you do not have a diagnosis but you are wondering what you have, it is a good idea to track your behavior, thoughts, and emotions in a journal. This is an intellectual approach, and you will ideally share this journal with your psychiatrist.
There is no wrong way to keep this kind of journal, and over time you will develop a system whereby you begin to include things you didn’t include in the beginning – this is fine, there is no need to go for absolute consistency. The journal can help you see how you live from an objective perspective and notice trends.
Take note of your social interactions. Are there social activities that you feel more uneasy about or more uncomfortable doing now than you did before? How have you been feeling these days?
You can also evaluate your sleeping and appetite patterns. Do you sleep for longer or shorter periods than before? Are you overeating? Or are you starving yourself?
When you visit a psychiatrist, share your observations and show the doctor your journal. This will be very helpful for the physician and very empowering for you.
Be Open-Minded About Feedback
Your psychiatrist will talk you through how to handle various daily issues that tend to be triggers of your disorder. Be sure to absorb and fully understand their guidance, because issues are bound to resurface if not addressed adequately. You will begin to feel happier and healthier by implementing the gradual changes into your lifestyle that are recommended by your psychiatrist.
Choose Treatment Options
Once you have a diagnosis, you and your psychiatrist can discuss the best treatment for you. Your treatment plan will be a personalized approach based on your health needs, personal preferences, and lifestyle. Because it is personalized, your plan will be as easy as possible for you to follow.
Caring and Experienced Psychiatrist in New York City and in Southbury, CT
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who practice a branch of medicine that deals with patients’ mental, behavioral, and emotional issues in order to help them get better and stay better. Here at Psy-Visions, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Mark Stracks has years of experience – and he knows how to provide quality and responsive care for you.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stracks, contact our caring staff today by calling us at (718) 887-2918 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. You can also send Dr. Stracks a private message now by clicking here. We look forward to helping you achieve a brighter tomorrow!