3 Reasons Why Psychiatry Is Important for Everyone

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, and a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. People usually seek psychiatric help for a number of reasons. These include panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, hopelessness, anxiety, hallucinations, and sometimes even functioning problems on a daily basis, causing them to feel distorted.As qualified physicians, psychiatrists are well equipped to perform medical and psychological tests to provide a patient with the full picture of their physical and mental state. Their clinical training helps them understand and identify the relationship between emotional and medical illnesses. It also helps them evaluate the patient’s family history data to make a diagnosis and work on a treatment plan.Today, mental health is widely spoken about and an alarming number of people are reporting mental health issues to their employers, family members, and friends. Additionally, the increase in global awareness and a shift in attitude towards helping those with mental health problems has brought psychiatry to light.

Why Psychiatry Is Important

Although mental health issues are not as physically obvious as say a broken leg, the truth is that without mental well being, one’s physical health takes a toll as well. In order to heal completely, it is crucial to work on your mental and physical health equally. With medication, therapy, and modern science, significant improvements can be seen over time. Having said that, let’s take a look at why psychiatry is important. 
  • Mental health improvement is quick
While mental health issues differ from patient-to-patient, some suffer severely while some others suffer less. This is not to say that the latter don’t require help. With psychiatry, one can see results fairly quickly; usually within a few weeks or months depending on the severity. Your psychiatrist might prescribe medication, psychotherapy, other psychological treatments or a combination of all three after consulting with you. With a high success rate all over the world and an increasing number of people opting for psychotherapy, it is worth investing in. 
  • Overall health is looked after
 Although psychiatry is known to deal with mental and behavioral issues, that is just one part of the equation. Psychiatrists focus on one’s overall health before making a diagnosis. Understanding the patient’s medical conditions, eating habits, and physical activity are very much a part of the psychiatric services, which addresses a patient’s overall health needs.  
  • Psychiatrists are aware of the broken mental health system
 Psychiatrists are aware that individuals with mental and behavioral issues are not taken seriously by insurance companies or even the society at large. Even today, there is stigma attached to opting for mental health services. Mental well being is unfortunately still treated as “lesser” than physical health and psychiatrists understand that this broken system has adverse effects on patients. Since they’re well aware of their patients suffering, it empowers them to be agents of change. In addition to treating their patients with utmost care and understanding, they provide a non-judgemental space for one to feel comfortable in and work towards a common goal. At our medical center in Sharjah, mental health professionals recognize that not every case will have a “one size fits all” solution and are aware that each patient requires a different approach. If you or a loved one are looking for a psychotherapy consultation, get in touch with us at https://ibo.ae/contact-us/.
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