Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that provides diagnostic testing, treatment, and prevention services for mental, behavioral, and emotional health conditions and disorders.
Mesquite Valley Integrated Health provides comprehensive psychiatric services for children aged four and over and adults. The team takes an interactive approach to care, spending time to get to know you and understand your needs.
The goals of the available psychiatric services are to help you on your journey to optimal brain health and to efficiently manage mental, behavioral, or emotional health issues in the long term.
Mesquite Valley Integrated Health provides diagnostic testing and psychiatric treatment services for a range of mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions and mood disorders, including:
You should schedule a psychiatry appointment if you have symptoms you can’t manage on your own. Symptoms that require medical attention include persistent feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, intrusive thoughts, obsessive hand washing, or difficulties staying focused on work or school.
Noticeable changes in your child’s behaviors or moods may indicate a need for a psychiatry consultation. If you’re thinking about harming yourself or others or have thoughts about suicide, get immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency room or call 911.
What can I expect during my initial psychiatry consultation?
During your initial psychiatry consultation at Mesquite Valley Integrated Health, the team spends time reviewing your personal and family medical histories and learning more about your symptoms and their severity.
They offer in-office screenings for different types of mental, emotional, and behavioral conditions to identify what’s causing your issues. The team may also request bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to determine if you have underlying medical issues affecting your mental health.
Typically, the providers use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life. CBT is a type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) that teaches you or your child strategies to better cope with your condition in the long term and can reduce the amount of medication you need.
Mesquite Valley Integrated Health also offers medication management services to ensure you’re taking the right medications at the right dosage. They can meet with you in-office or through the online telemedicine platform.
Call Mesquite Valley Integrated Health to schedule a psychiatry appointment for you or your child or book an appointment online today.