Addiction and Its Relationship to Other Psychiatric Problems
Mental illness is a common issue. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that close to one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness. Addiction is also a common problem, and sometimes, addiction and other mental illnesses co-occur. Fortunately, psychiatrists like Dr. Mark Stracks of Psy-Visions understand the complex […]
PTSD: Coping Strategies For Veterans And Civilians
When someone witnesses a traumatic event, such as a horrible car accident, an explosion, or intense experiences while in the military, they may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fortunately, PTSD can be managed with the help of a professional. Here are some coping strategies for civilians and for those who have served our country. It […]
How to Deal with a Psychiatric Disorder
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 […]
Finding the Right Psychiatrist for You
Finding the right psychiatrist is one of the most important decisions you can make. It affects the quality of care you receive and the potential success of your treatment. There are important considerations when choosing a mental health specialist. Where Do You Start? The first thing you can do is ask your primary care doctor, […]
What Is the Difference Between Counseling and Therapy?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between counseling and therapy? Although the two terms are often flung around interchangeably and have similar aspects, they are not one and the same. Knowing what sets them apart can help you choose the option that perfectly suits your needs. Read this article to help you delineate […]
How can an opiate addiction cause long-term damage to the body?
Opioids are a class of drugs that are commonly prescribed by doctors to treat pain. If the patient follows the doctor’s orders, getting addicted to opioids may be avoided, along with its negative effects. However, a quarter of patients who are prescribed opiates do end up misusing them, which can cause them to become addicted. […]
Could a telemedicine psychiatry appointment be a better choice for me than an in-office visit?
Telemedicine is very popular among adults between the ages of 25 and 34. It allows doctors to provide a wide range of health care services, such as check-ups, follow-up care, and medication management, without patients having to physically come into their office. When it comes to seeing a psychiatrist for your mental health problems, how […]
Why Would I Be Referred to a Psychiatrist?
A primary care doctor is usually a patient’s first point of contact when experiencing symptoms of a medical condition. Primary care physicians receive training to provide general healthcare for the full range of acute and chronic health issues, including mental health problems. Part of a primary care physician’s fundamental function is to establish care coordination […]
How Can I Decide Whether or Not to See a Psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists help people deal with many kinds of issues, especially issues that are interfering with their work, sleep, or relationships. We tend to be hesitant about seeing a “shrink,” but the fact is that these professionals are medical doctors who can prescribe medication that can quell your issue – so you can get back to […]
Panic Attacks: What You Need to Know
Panic attacks are defined as sudden, often immobilizing surges of fear that elicit physical reactions despite the absence of real, imminent danger or tangible cause. Panic attacks are, in essence, the body’s exaggerated response to otherwise innocuous situations. Panic attacks can occur anytime and cause the person to think they’re losing control, having a heart […]