Psychiatry Specialist

Allied Healthcare Physicians -  - Internal Medicine

Allied Healthcare Physicians

Internal Medicine & Physician Assistants located in Westchester, Mamaroneck, NY & The Bronx, NY

Mental health problems are common among kids and teens, but help is within reach at Allied Healthcare Physicians in Mamaroneck and New Rochelle, New York, and City Island in the Bronx in New York City. Internal medicine physician Eyad Hijazin, MD, and his highly trained staff offer comprehensive psychiatry services for children of all ages. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Psychiatry

What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is the study, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders many people face at some point. Examples may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Substance abuse disorder

Symptoms linked with mental health disorders range in severity from mild to severe and even life-threatening. Psychiatry treatments with Allied Healthcare Physicians can reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.

What are the risk factors for mental health disorders?

Anyone can develop mental health disorders, as about 1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health illness in any given year. Risk factors include a family history of mental health problems, ongoing stress, financial struggles, and past traumatic experiences. 

Having ongoing medical problems, being in military combat, traumatic brain injuries, and alcohol or drug use are also risk factors, as well as having few healthy interpersonal relationships.

What should I expect during psychiatry visits?

During psychiatry appointments at Allied Healthcare Physicians, your specialist checks your vital signs and discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam and comprehensive psychiatric assessment to determine which mental health condition, if any, you have. 

Your provider may order blood tests or other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out underlying medical problems. 

What are common psychiatric treatments?

Common psychiatry treatments your Allied Healthcare Physicians specialist might recommend include:

Medications

Taking medications can reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health struggles. The team at Allied Healthcare Physicians personalizes medication regimens to best match your needs. 

Psychotherapy

Behavioral change therapy and other types of psychotherapy can find the root cause of your condition, teach you ways to better cope with unpleasant symptoms, and restore your quality of life.

TMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain responsible for mood.

Substance misuse treatments

If you have substance abuse disorder, treatment at Allied Healthcare Physicians helps you find ways to break addictions and stop using harmful substances. 

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep, as well as keeping stress levels low and eating healthy foods, enhances your quality of life and improves your mood.

To learn more about psychiatry services available at Allied Healthcare Physicians, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.