Care and Treatment of Psychological Disorders
Psychiatrists at St. Mary’s Physician Associates treat a wide range of psychological disorders, including panic attacks, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, depression and other mental health issues. Our board-certified psychiatrists provide evaluation, medication management and treatment planning for patients.
A panic attack is a period of overwhelming fear or discomfort that strikes suddenly with no obvious trigger. When the attack comes, it feels as if there is a real threat to the person and the body reacts accordingly. Physical symptoms can include a racing heart, sweating, trembling, difficulty breathing, dizziness and nausea.
Anxiety disorders are a common emotional disorder and affect millions of Americans, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Many forms of anxiety disorders exist and have varying symptoms. Some common types of include agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and many more.
Thoughts of Suicide
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Therapy and medication can help people who have thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation).
Depression negatively affects how you feel, think and act. Depression can set in at any age, but often first appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Constant, severe depression can interfere with everyday life.