Psychiatric Services Specialist

Genesis New Beginning

Psychologists & Therapists located in Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA

While the mental health field is not a new branch of medicine, it was one that, until recently, was highly misunderstood. Thanks to awareness efforts, mental health is taking center stage as a critical issue that affects the lives of millions in the United States. At Genesis New Beginning, the compassionate team of mental health experts offers comprehensive psychiatric services to Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, residents. From evaluations to medical management, Genesis New Beginning helps its patients find peace of mind. To learn more, call or use the online scheduling form to book an evaluation.

Psychiatric Services Q & A

What falls under psychiatric services?

The world of mental health is an incredibly vast field that requires the oversight of specialized doctors who’ve earned medical degrees and completed training specific to their area of interest. This specialized training allows psychiatrists to diagnose and treat a large number of mental health disorders, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD
  • Postpartum depression

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it’s a good representation of the most common mental health problems.

How are psychiatric conditions evaluated?

The psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners at Genesis New Beginning all have extensive experience diagnosing mental health issues. Unlike physical medicine, diagnosing mental disorders can be extremely difficult because of the complexity of the human brain.

More often than not, no single blood test can definitively point to a diagnosis. Instead, the psychiatrists are trained to identify certain criteria for each disorder. This can be a complicated process.

Thanks to their extensive training, based on the most current science, the psychiatrists at Genesis New Beginning perform evaluations that include:

  • A review of the symptoms
  • Psychological tests
  • Physical examination and testing
  • Medical history review

Your psychiatrist understands the markers of mental health diagnoses and reviews your symptoms, looking for patterns of behavior that point toward a specific problem.

How are psychiatric conditions treated?

Since most mental health disorders are highly complicated conditions that involve your brain, there’s no magic bullet when it comes to psychiatric treatments. There is, however, much your psychiatrist can do to bring you or a loved one peace of mind and relief.

One of the most effective tools are medications that restore imbalances in your brain chemistry. These include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Anti-abuse medications
  • Stimulants for ADHD

Your psychiatrist works with you to find the right medication and dosage for your issue, making any necessary changes along the way. Medical management is one of the key roles your psychiatrist plays in resolving your mental health condition.

In conjunction with these medications, your psychiatrist also likely recommends that you participate in some form of psychotherapy, such as:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Talk therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalysis

To learn more about the psychiatric services at Genesis New Beginning, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.