Good Neighbor Clinic
Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Los Angeles, CA
Psychiatric illnesses are increasing in the United States — the number of adults with anxiety or depression quadrupled between 2019 and 2021. No matter what mental health challenges you face, the physicians at Good Neighbor Clinic in Los Angeles, California, can help. As specialists in psychiatry, they offer compassionate and comprehensive care, including therapy and medication management. Don’t wait to get help for emotional and psychological problems. Call the office or use the online booking feature to request an appointment today.
What mental health conditions does psychiatry cover?
Psychiatry focuses on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. The field covers many disorders that compromise your ability to meet your daily responsibilities, nurture healthy relationships, and achieve a satisfying and enjoyable life.
Good Neighbor Clinic specializes in managing the full scope of psychiatric conditions, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia)
Though stress isn’t a psychiatric diagnosis, daily stress causes problems such as depression and anxiety. Stress also triggers or worsens symptoms of an existing mental health disorder.
What symptoms do psychiatric conditions cause?
Mental health disorders cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Sleep disturbances
- Chronic anxiety and stress
- Delusions or hallucinations
- Interpersonal problems
- Avoiding people and activities
- Feeling hopeless or worthless
- Drinking too much
- Mood swings
- Job loss
- Unwanted thoughts
- Having flashbacks to a traumatic event
- Failing to complete daily responsibilities
- Thinking of harming others
- Thinking about or planning suicide
Psychiatric conditions also cause physical symptoms. Many people have headaches, abdominal pain, chest pain, and nausea.
When should I seek psychiatric care?
People often don’t seek help for psychiatric problems because they believe they will get better. Psychiatric conditions don’t improve on their own because they arise from problems such as an imbalance in brain chemicals and unconscious thought processes. These challenges won’t improve unless you seek professional care.
Any time your symptoms last longer than a few weeks, keep getting worse, or interfere with your ability to function, it’s time to see the psychiatric specialists at the Good Neighbor Clinic.
They offer comprehensive psychiatric care that includes therapy, medication, or both. Your treatment is customized to ease your symptoms and teach the skills needed to overcome your challenges.
Don’t wait to get help for psychiatry-related symptoms. Call the Good Neighbor Clinic or request an appointment online today.