Compassionate Health Medical Center
Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Miami, FL & Hialeah, FL
You shouldn’t ignore symptoms that indicate a problem with your mental health, such as a persistent low mood, ongoing fear or worry, or trouble focusing on school or work responsibilities. With psychiatry services from Julio Gonzalez, MD, at Compassionate Health Medical Center in Miami and Hialeah, Florida, you can manage conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn more about psychiatry by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Compassionate Health Medical Center today.
Psychiatry Q & A
What is psychiatry?
Psychiatry is a medical specialty that relates to the health of your mind. It also includes your behaviors, emotions, and thought patterns. Many factors can influence your mental health, including your genetics, your environment, various circumstances in your life, and your habits (the bad and the good).
Compassionate Health Medical Center provides assessments, diagnostic tests, and treatments for various psychiatric disorders and conditions. They consider your physical health in relation to your mental health and can personalize your care to match your unique needs.
Just like with physical health conditions, medications are often involved in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Your provider at Compassionate Health Medical Center prescribes medications and monitors you as you take them to check for improvements in your condition and identify any possible unwanted side effects.
Which conditions does psychiatry address?
Compassionate Health Medical Center provides psychiatric care for a range of mental and behavioral health conditions, including mood disorders.
After you describe your symptoms, your provider uses various assessments and testing methods to make a diagnosis and rule out other possible causes, like hormone imbalances.
The experts at Compassionate Health Medical Center specialize in evaluating and treating:
- Anxiety and phobias
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Borderline personality disorder
- Substance abuse disorder
Getting a particular diagnosis doesn’t set you on the path of a singular treatment for that condition.
Instead, your provider develops an individualized care plan just for you. They make sure it blends well with your lifestyle, that you can stay on track with it, and that it addresses the parts of your life that may be contributing to your symptoms.
Which treatments are included in psychiatric care?
Psychiatric care can involve a range of different treatments alongside habit and lifestyle changes that reduce your symptoms while improving your sense of well-being. Depending on your diagnosis and various factors influencing your mental health, your provider might recommend:
Psychiatric medications such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, sedatives, and stimulants work by altering your brain chemistry to manage symptoms of mental illness.
Therapy or counseling
Talk therapy or counseling works best alongside medications, and vice versa. Through therapy, you learn coping skills for managing your thoughts, behaviors, and moods.
Improving your mental health can be as simple as getting more exercise, improving your diet, exploring healthy outlets for stress, or managing habits like smoking and drinking.
Learn more about psychiatry by scheduling an evaluation over the phone or online at Compassionate Health Medical Center today.