Life is rarely without its challenges. There are some, however, that can be so overbearing that it seems impossible to move on. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or overwhelming feelings of anxiety, it is important you know that help is available for every problem life throws your way. So when should you consult a psychiatrist?
So what are some common reasons people see a Psychiatrist? –
1. Loss – Grieving is a normal process, however bereavement, when prolonged, can be a cause for depression. Loss of life is not the only issue that can make one depressed, it can be material things like ownership of property – movable or immovable, money, relationships, etc,.
2. Stress and Anxiety – This has been discussed in previous posts and can cause you to have physiological problems like sleep difficulties or overthinking resulting in loss of daytime peace and incoherence at work.
3. Depression – Although causes are usually external and modifiable, sometimes getting help in terms of handling the physical symptoms and confiding in a neutral environment that is nonjudgmental is useful. Biological depression without any physical or external cause is also something one should be aware of.
4. Others include Phobias, Family and relationship problems, Sexual problems, Habits and addictions, Performance enhancement, Finding Mental Clarity, and other Mental disorders, Aches and Pains, and even Headaches that are persistent and Medically Undiagnosed Problems.
A psychiatrist is someone who has first studied medicine to, later on, specialize in psychiatry. This means that a psychiatrist is a doctor, to which you can come for psychological problems. The most important difference compared to a psychologist is that a psychiatrist is allowed to prescribe medication, and has not had as much communication technique training as a psychologist. So a psychiatrist may prescribe medication and will more quickly use medication as treatment than a psychologist will.
So that’s when should you consult a psychiatrist. Help is not far away and our expert senior psychiatrist is here to help.