Everybody experiences good days and bad days in life. Yet, sometimes, bad days can stretch into weeks, months or even years. People experience difficulty coping with normal every day situations when they have depression, anxiety, fear, addictive behaviors, mood disorders, sleep disorders, sexual disorders and mental disorders. A psychiatrist, a medical doctor trained in understanding the human mind, can help patients overcome or learn to manage situations such as this that may be either short-term or long-term conditions.
The psychiatrist at Manhattan Medical sees patients for all types of mental health issues including those mentioned above. If you are having difficulty managing every day tasks it could be beneficial for you to work with a psychiatrist that can use either medication, psychotherapy or other techniques to help you overcome or manage your situation.
The following psychiatric conditions are treated at Manhattan Medical:
• Adult attention deficit disorder
• Anxiety / fear
• Bipolar disorder
• Drug, alcohol, and smoking additions
• Coping with life changing illnesses or situations
• Geriatric issues
• Mood disorders
• Panic attacks
There are many conditions people experience that can be alleviated or managed by a psychiatrist including:
Anxiety disorders – can be brought on by a stressful event or a chronic condition that causes people to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty.
Bipolar disorders – also known as manic-depressive illness, causes shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function.
Borderline personality disorder – a serious illness with instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior.
Depression – a feeling of hopelessness, sadness, anxiousness, pessimism for weeks or more at a time.
Eating disorders – cause severe disturbances in eating either by not eating enough or by eating too much with feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder – an anxiety disorder with recurrent, unwanted thoughts and/or repetitive behaviors.
Post-traumatic stress disorder – occurs when someone has lived through or seen a dangerous event and causes the person to feel stressed or afraid after the danger is over.
Schizophrenia – a severe, chronic, and disabling disorder where people sometimes hear voices others don’t hear or believe people are plotting to harm them.
If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have a psychiatric condition or if you simply need assistance in dealing with a tough transition in life, please call Manhattan Medical today to schedule an appointment with our psychiatrist.
A. Marek, MD