Psychiatric Nurse Practioner & Family Nurse Practitioner located in Antioch, CA

Psychiatry services in Antioch, CA

Psychiatry is the field of medicine that covers your mental health, including conditions that may be harder to detect than physical ailments. Tiffany Figuero, PMHNP, offers psychiatric care starting with detailed psychiatric evaluations for patients at Resilient Healthcare Services in Antioch, California. To schedule a psychiatry appointment for yourself or a loved one, call Resilient Healthcare Services or book online today.

Psychiatry Q & A

What does psychiatry entail?

Psychiatry is a field of medicine that addresses mental health issues instead of physical health issues, though many psychiatric conditions coincide with physical health concerns and symptoms. 

Resilient Healthcare Services offers psychiatry services to diagnose and treat mental health conditions. Starting with a detailed psychiatric evaluation, your provider reviews your mental state and may diagnose you with one or more mental health conditions.

If you have one or more diagnoses, Resilient Healthcare Services can prescribe and manage medications that can improve your condition, such as antidepressants or mood stabilizers. These medications regulate neurotransmitters inside your brain. Your provider may also recommend lifestyle changes to improve your mental health. 

Additionally, psychiatry frequently involves some form of psychotherapy or counseling. These services help you learn coping skills to regulate your mood and behaviors. 

Who can benefit from a psychiatric evaluation?

You should consider scheduling a psychiatric evaluation for yourself or a loved one if you notice changes in how you think, feel, or behave. You might notice these changes in a friend or family member before they notice them on their own. 

Some common signs that a psychiatric evaluation is necessary include:

  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness
  • Persistent fear or worry
  • Increased social withdrawal
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Excessive anger or irritability
  • Detachment from reality
  • Substance abuse

Individual symptoms may not indicate an underlying disorder, but multiple simultaneous symptoms might meet the criteria from one of many established psychiatric disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). 

Which conditions does psychiatry treat?

Resilient Healthcare Services offers personalized care for a number of common mental health disorders, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Bipolar disorder

Sometimes, multiple disorders are present at the same time. If this is the case for you, your provider coordinates your treatment plan to address each of them. 

Call Resilient Healthcare Services or book an appointment online for personalized psychiatry services today.