Psychiatric Services in Rochester, NY
Psychiatrists are qualified to diagnose a wide range of mental disorders. They can treat mental health problems with therapeutic approaches such as medicine and psychotherapy. The treatment offered by Dr. Gary Horwitz, MD and our providers will be based on the individual’s diagnosis, symptoms, and preferences. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 919 Westfall Road Building B, Suite 60 Rochester, NY 14618.
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Psychiatrists are qualified to diagnose a wide range of mental disorders. Some examples include:
• Depressive disorder, which is also known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition distinguished by reoccurring feelings of sadness, and hopelessness and having no interest or pleasure in activities whatsoever even though you normally would have enjoyed them.
• Anxiety disorder, is considered a mental health condition distinguished by excessive and never-ending feelings of fear, worry, and anxiety.
• Bipolar disorder, is considered a mental health condition distinguished by enormous changes in mood, energy levels, and activity levels.
• Schizophrenia, is considered a chronic mental disorder that affects a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
• Personality disorders, are considered mental health conditions in which individuals have persistent patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that deviate from societal norms and cause significant distress and impairment in their daily functioning.
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), is considered a mental health disorder distinguished by thoughts that keep repeating themselves (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is considered a mental health condition that can happen to people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event at any time in their lives.
• Eating disorders, are considered to be mental health conditions distinguished by unhealthy eating habits that negatively impact a person’s physical and emotional well-being.
• Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a neurodevelopmental condition that can affect both children and adults. It is distinguished by repetitive patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can impact various areas of life, such as school, work, and relationships.
Psychiatrists conduct thorough assessments, evaluate symptoms and behavior, and may use psychological tests or imaging studies to aid in the diagnosis process. They have the training and expertise to make detailed and accurate diagnoses, allowing them to develop appropriate treatment plans based on an individual’s specific needs.
Psychiatrists are doctors who specifically treat mental health disorders, including anxiety. They can diagnose and assess the severity of the anxiety disorder, provide medication management, and develop a treatment plan. They may prescribe anti-anxiety medications, such as benzodiazepines or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), as well as recommend therapy or counseling. Psychiatrists may also offer psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to help patients understand and manage their anxiety. The exact process will depend on the person’s needs and preferences.
A psychiatrist can provide various types of treatment for mental illnesses or disorders. This may include prescribing medications to manage symptoms, offering psychotherapy to help individuals understand and cope with their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and implementing other therapeutic interventions like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, or interpersonal therapy. Psychiatrists can also provide medical evaluations, diagnosis, and monitoring of mental health conditions, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care. The specific type of treatment recommended will depend on the individual’s diagnosis, symptoms, and preferences.
The four stages of psychiatric treatment are assessment, stabilization, therapeutic intervention, and maintenance.
During the assessment stage, the mental health professional evaluates and diagnoses the individual’s condition. This will include the gathering of personal information and history on your overall health. In the stabilization stage, immediate interventions are applied to alleviate symptoms and make the person safe. This included any test, symptoms, history, and exam findings. The therapeutic intervention stage involves various therapies, such as medication management and counseling, to address the underlying issues. This stage is to reduce any symptoms and get you back to feeling like yourself again. Finally, the maintenance stage focuses on preventing relapse and promoting continued recovery through ongoing treatment and support. This will include routine follow-ups, continuous medication management, and never-ending support from all your healthcare specialists and your family and friends. These stages often overlap and can continue for varying durations depending on the individual’s needs.
The goal of treatment at Westfall Associates is to empower you, support your healing process, and nourish your soul so that every day is ultimately a step in the right direction. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 919 Westfall Road Building B, Suite 60 Rochester, NY 14618. We serve patients from Rochester NY, Brighton NY, West Henrietta NY, East Rochester NY, Irondequoit NY, Greece NY, and surrounding areas.