What is a psychiatry?
Psychiatry is an area of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosing, and treatment of various mental health conditions. Mental health conditions can affect all aspects of one’s life.
Medications are an important part of the management of mental health conditions. Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC practices evidence-based medicine and prescribes medications as needed. Decisions on medications are based on symptoms, diagnosis, and with a focus on patient well-being. When it comes to psychiatric medications, no single prescription works for all patients.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a disorder that affects a person’s ability to pay attention and control impulse behaviors. Often starting in childhood, children struggle to pay attention in school and frequently get in trouble. In adults, ADHD can damage careers, relationships and self-esteem. Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC specializing in treating ADHD.
Depression is a kind of mood disorder commonly treated at Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC. While most people feel sad from on occasion, those with depression experience consistent feelings of sadness or irritability.
Anxiety is a common psychiatric diagnosis and symptoms include constant worry and fear that overtake much of one’s everyday life. Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC, led by Dr. Handler, specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders.
There are many types of mood disorders, all of which affect various aspects of one’s life. Examples of mood disorders treated at Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC include:
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)