Expert Psychiatrists in Southlake and Flower Mound, Texas
When faced with mental health issues, it's essential to seek expert psychiatric care to guide you toward a path of recovery. At Dr. Messina & Associates, located in Southlake, Texas, and Flower Mound, Texas, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive psychiatric assessments and tailored treatments to address your unique mental health needs. If you are searching for compassionate, mental health care, we invite you to contact our office or conveniently schedule a consultation online today.
Psychiatric Care Q & A
What is Psychiatric Care?
Psychiatry is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on mental health, encompassing emotional and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists undergo extensive medical training, including internships and residencies, to become specialists in this field.
These highly trained professionals are proficient in diagnosing mental health conditions and providing treatments for a wide spectrum of mental health disorders, including but not limited to:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Dissociative Disorder
Unlike other mental health providers, psychiatrists complete medical school and have the authority to prescribe medications, offer psychotherapy, provide lifestyle recommendations, and administer various treatments.
At Dr. Messina & Associates, our dedicated psychiatric team specializes in providing targeted treatments for children, adolescents, and adults alike. If you or a family member requires psychiatric care, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Messina & Associates today.
When Should I See a Psychiatrist?
Mental health disorders and mental health illnesses often manifest in unique ways, but there are common signs that may indicate the need for psychiatric assistance, such as:
- Persistent, Overwhelming Anxiety and Fears
- Difficulty Adapting to Significant Life Changes or Stress
- Unrelenting Feelings of Sadness and Hopelessness
- Thoughts of Self-Harm or Harm to Others
- Sustained Negative Thought Patterns
- Obsessive Thoughts That Disrupt Daily Life
- Hallucinations or Delusions
- Uncontrollable Substance Abuse
- Impaired Concentration
- Emotional or Violent Outbursts
If you experience any of these symptoms alongside changes in sleep patterns, appetite, social withdrawal, or avoidance behaviors, psychiatric care may be beneficial, and it is advisable to seek an appointment.
Psychiatric Treatment for Mental Health Conditions
The team at Dr. Messina & Associates begins each treatment plan with a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and diagnostic testing to evaluate your condition’s nature and severity.
Based on this evaluation, we design a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific requirements. This plan may include medications, psychotherapy, lifestyle adjustments, and alternative therapies, all aimed at restoring your mental health.